The anti-Bush website Moveon.org has featured a second potential TV ad comparing President George W. Bush with Adolf Hitler.
The latest ad features images of the German military and dictator with the words “What were war crimes in 1945 is foreign policy in 2003,” reports the Drudge Report. The final two frames include Hitler with his hand raised and then a shot of Bush with his hand up taking the oath of office.
As WorldNetDaily reported, Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie called on the nine Democrat presidential candidates to repudiate the first Bush-Hitler ad that was posted on Moveon.org.
That ad has since been removed from the website.
“This is the worst and most vile form of political hate speech,” said Gillespie. “These candidates have a chance to repudiate this pollution of our political process by repudiating these ads at this afternoon’s debate in Iowa.”
Gillespie told Fox News Sunday the Move On organization, supported by billionaire George Soros, plans to spend millions to defeat Bush this year.
Move On is sponsoring a television ad contest for the best anti-Bush spot.
“One of the ads that was submitted that they considered viable for airing – with $7 million, by the way, in funds that we don’t know where it comes from, but we know they’ve said they’d spend $7 million to air the ad that they’ve settled on – one of them morphed President Bush into Adolf Hitler,” explained Gillespie. “Those are the kind of tactics we’re seeing on the left today in support of these Democratic presidential candidates.”
The first ad shows a series of pictures of Hitler speaking in German. Text on the screen reads as follows: “We have taken new measures to protect our homeland … I believe I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator … God told me to strike at al-Qaida and I struck them … and then He instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did.”
“Sound familiar?” asks the text, to the sound of cheering Germans.
In November, Soros compared Bush to Hitler in an interview with the Washington Post.
Saying he believed the White House was guided by a “supremacist ideology,” Soros complained: “America, under Bush, is a danger to the world … When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’ it reminds me of the Germans … My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitized me.”
Soros, a Hungarian emigre, announced before the interview was published he was donating $5 million to Move On, the organization’s single biggest contribution ever.
In an editorial in the Wall Street Journal today, Jack Rosen, president of the American Jewish Congress, decried the comparison between Bush and Hitler:
“Comparing the commander in chief of a democratic nation to the murderous tyrant Hitler is not only historically specious, it is morally outrageous. Comparing an American president, any American president, to Hitler is an outrage. The MoveOn.org ad was inexcusable. Political figures such as Al Gore, who have associated themselves with Moveon.org, have a special responsibility to condemn these ads; donors to the group such as George Soros have the same responsibility. They owe it not just to the memory of the millions who died in the Holocaust. They owe it also as a simple matter of decency.”