This is an excellent rebuttal. I’m somewhat guity of posting links to things without editorializing which may indicate a certain position which is not actually one I’m taking.
In this case, I do agree that comparing Bush to Hitler is way too extreme. I think the comparisons to what’s happening in the country today have much more in common with McCarthy in the 50’s than anything as awful as Nazi Germany.
On the other hand, I have seen repeated evidence that people are ignorant of history. I remember when Babylon 5 aped McCarthyism and duplicated almost word-for-word, the taped “confession” of a “dissident” and people savaged the writer of the show as being rediculous; that such a thing could never happen in a society such as America (which was clearly the basis oc the larger Earth Government in the show).
So, while the comparison may not be fair, I do think the article needs to be read by as many people as possible for the simple reason that people ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it.