Gene has a post up on Harry’s Place about US Far Right politician Pat Buchanan’s obscene whitewashing of Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk. Buchanan wrote, regarding those who have engineerd the likely deportation of Demjanjuk to Germany:
“It is the same satanic brew of hate and revenge that drove another innocent Man up Calvary that first Good Friday 2,000 years ago.”
Disgusting, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Menachem Rosensaft writes in The Huffington Post:
Let us assume for a moment that an American public figure were to call Jesus Christ a Nazi war criminal. Can’t you just hear the outcry, the denunciations from Church leaders and conservative Republicans? Let us assume further that the miscreant in question was a prominent television personality who regularly comments on the events of the day. How long do you think he’d last? The Catholic League would be picketing outside the studio. Rudy Giuliani would return from his political Siberia to organize a boycott. Heads would roll.
Well, this is pretty much what Patrick Buchanan did. The MSNBC political analyst and erstwhile reactionary candidate for the Republican presidential nomination has compared Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, who is about be deported to Germany to stand trial for his role in the murder of 29,000 Jews at the Sobibor death camp, to Jesus…