Today we received an absolutely outstanding comment that deserves to be read by our entire audience. It was composed by Ben Duffy, a good friend from Massachusetts currently living in Germany:
"Wow, this guy [Dr. Peter Gauweiler] is really outrageous. And this guy is in the CSU?
Ben's comment also reminded me of an observation made in 2003 by Ralph Peters:
"But what about the charge that Americans are the new Nazis? I think I understand the sickness that afflicts you. I received my first insight as a young Army sergeant in a not-yet-reunified Germany a quarter-century ago. Although the event was ten years past, young Germans unfailingly brought up the My Lai massacre in Vietnam during our conversations. My Lai was one of two documented American atrocities in that war. Almost two hundred villagers were murdered. It was inexcusable, and we did not try to excuse it. But those young Germans grasped at the My Lai massacre with an alacrity that astonished me. To them, the two-hundred dead at My Lai canceled Auschwitz and Treblinka, six million murdered Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals and dissenters. The message was, "See! You Americans are just as bad as we Germans were--maybe worse.""
This phenomenon is something that many of us have experienced yet been unable to express as eloquently as Ben. We appreciate his insight. (Posted by Ray D.; emphasis ours throughout)