One needs to know Herta Daubler Gmelin's recent comments about Bush and Hitler to understand this one. James Lileks sums it up for those who have:
Well, it seems Gerhard Schroeder has won election in Germany.
Of course, Hitler did the same thing.
Meanwhile Rumsfeld just snubbed his German counterpart and Ari Fleischer doesn't think the Germans have even tried to apologize:
Asked about the letter, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said yesterday: "It really didn't read like an apology. It read more like an attempt at an explanation."
The furor erupted after a regional newspaper, the Schwaebisches Tagblatt, reported Thursday that Daeubler-Gmelin told a labor union meeting: "Bush wants to distract attention from his domestic problems. That's a popular method. Even Hitler did that."
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