Disparity between Hitler, Saddam? Mustache size

Friday, March 14, 2003 at 1:00am

It is absolutely eerie how closely the current Iraq situation parallels the rise of the Third Reich 70 years ago. I consider Saddam Hussein to be "Hitler lite" because he has the same virulent anti-Semitism, the same callous disregard for human life, and the identical lust for power that Hitler possessed. The only difference between the two villains is the size of the moustache.

Back in the 1930s, millions of people the world over simply did not want to think about the evil Hitler was brewing up. France and Russia were the chief appeasers. Stalin ultimately signed a treaty with Hitler making it possible for him to use most of his forces to crush Europe, and France simply allowed Hitler to violate the Treaty of Versailles, even more than the 17 times Saddam has violated current U.N. mandates. Britain went along with France in the

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