posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 03:22 PM
reply to post by scientist
I didn't realize you needed me to include the entirety of the OP's posts in a statement before I made a comment pertaining to the thread's subject
matter. I assumed (incorrectly it would seem) that it would be clear that the "a man who's friends with a former Nazi soldier" comment would
obviously relate to the topic at hand "Gov. Arnold Questioned About His Nazi Connections" in which Schwartzenegger's
friendship with a
former Nazi soldier was being discussed. Any failure on my part here was incorrectly assuming that everybody was along the same average comprehension
curve here and all involved would understand (as most posters would) that a reply posted in this thread would pertain to the topic of the thread.
Allow me to disseminate my original comment for you so maybe we can all benefit from your opinion after this "miscommunication" has been cleared
Point A) Some people feel that it is inappropriate for Schwarzenegger to have any friendly contact with former Nazi soldiers who's only wrong was
being a Nazi soldier. Some have even gone so far as to say that makes Arnold a Nazi Sympathiezer merely based on his friendly association with former
soldiers under Hitler.
Point B) Some people today compare George W. Bush with Hitler, the Bush Adminstration with the upper brass of the Nazi party, and say they have
committed war crimes similar to Hitler & the Nazi crimes. These supposed crimes have been carried out by everyday soldiers under orders from
Point C) If we're to look down upon people like Schwarzenegger for his association with and befriending of former Nazi soldiers, then does that mean
the people who call Bush Hitler, but then say "I support our troops" are hypocrites for doing exactly what Arnold and people like him are doing,
that being befriending war criminals?
I understand fully that for some answering this question will pose difficult because it will require them to choose between 2 different tennents of
the liberal agenda. Either they happily throw Arnold under the bus but in the process revert to the Vietnam days when liberals openly expressed their
hatred and venom towards America's troops... or they hold onto the modern attempt at appeasing middle America by voiciferously saying "I hate our
government but love our troops!" and in the process have to admit that yes, a man can be associated closely with those who carried out vile war
crimes and still be a man of character and substance.