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Old 05-02-2011, 01:42 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Claudius View Post
You cannot compare the two. It's like comparing fruits to vegetables and saying that they are similar based on the fact that they are produced by some plant form. The comparisons end there.

And again, I point to the Nuremberg trials firstly, where Goering (most notably) was tried. He still spewed his hatred and several others had calls to action as well, but nothing came of it. PM Tojo, during the Tokyo trials, refused to criticize Emperor Hirohito. I can cite other examples as well.

And of course, this can be taken many steps further with the admittance. Should GWB be tried for his invasion? Should Reagan have been tried and impeached for his lies? LBJ for manufacturing the Gulf of Tonkin incident? I could go and on. It's never that black and white though.
Goering was a) not the Fuhrer b) at that point viewed as a buffoon by a lot of Germans and Nazis and c) claimed at trial that he was not anti-semitic, and that he didn't believe the accounts of the atrocities. He had very little support.
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