Another Unavoidable Bush-Nazi Analogy
I have nearly finished reading Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe, a most excellent recently published book by historian Mark Mazower that, among other things, describes in chilling detail the Third Reich's systematic extermination of Jews, gypsies and other "undesirables." (Book review to follow.)
While I am in no way equating genocide with the Bush administration's embrace of torture, there are unavoidable similarities: Like the Nazis, the Bush White House knew what it was doing was wrong, tried to keep it secret, denied that it was happening when called out, and sought to cover it in a patina of philosophical and legal justifications.
There is another similarity, as well: Accountability.