Thursday, January 04, 2007

"I perceive the JAM to be like the Nazi Party," says Peterson, drawing parallels between Germany in the years before World War II and Iraq today. Peterson sees the political figures loyal to Sadr deftly taking advantage of weaknesses in a nascent parliamentary system. Meanwhile, henchmen exert power on the streets through terror that comes with a brand name and a famous face. "You did have the Gestapo in there," Peterson says of the Nazis. "And if I look at the JAM, that's what they got going on right now."

OK just one thing, the Second World War ended in 1945. Constant comparisons with the Nazi party and the current American or British bogey man are stupid, inaccurate and frankly I'm fed up with hearing them.

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