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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

bush's foreign policy  

posted by Michael Piwonka 10:03 PM
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

-- Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichsmarshall and Luftwaffe-Chief, in private conversations with Gustave Gilbert during the Nuremberg trials. Goering committed suicide with smuggled cyanide capsules hours before his scheduled execution, 15 October 1946.

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