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Congressman Rangel: “liberation equals genocide”

Chrenkoff reports Congressman Charles Rangel (D-Havana) picks up where Amnesty International left off with their morally repugnant “gulag” rhetoric, and then doubles down:

Top House Democrat Charles Rangel complained on Monday that the Bush administration’s decision to concoct a “fraudulent” war in Iraq was as bad as “the Holocaust.”

“It’s the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country,” Rangel told WWRL Radio’s Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter. “This is just as bad as six million Jews being killed. The whole world knew it and they were quiet about it, because it wasn’t their ox that was being gored.”

Of course Rangel is the same guy who said several years ago that advocating tax rate reductions made one akin to a Klansman, so he has a long history of this sort of foolish, hate-mongering rhetoric, but he really turned it up a few notches this time. The man is simply despicable.

Instapundit responds to Rangel’s comments, “Really, Bush’s ability to drive his opponents stark, raving bonkers is almost supernatural.” Indeed. Heh.

Update: Michelle Malkin has more, and contact information for Congressman Rangel for anyone who feels moved to tell him how they feel about his comments, here.

Jeff at The Shape of Days is much too kind to Rangel here

posted by: The Editors @ 6:15 pm June 8, 2005

1 Comment

  1. Holocaust Redux, Again and Again

    Quite a bit of chatter in the blogosphere today about Charles Rangel’s hysteria in comparing the Iraq war to the Holocaust. I think that what he was trying to allude to is the people’s silence in face of horrific crimes being committed by…

    Trackback by Mark in Mexico — June 9, 2005 @ 10:26 am June 9, 2005

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