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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Bush addresses the Hitler Youth

Okay, that's an exaggeration, but take a look at this picture of Bush addressing the Scout Jamboree and tell me it doesn't look a little familiar.

Here's a few odd snips from a couple of places to go along with the picture.

"Overall, Bush’s speech was about patriotism and community and military service to the nation."

"Bush said the Boy Scouts "understand that freedom must be defended," and touted what he called the "armies of liberation." The Army has fallen behind its recruiting goals amid the Iraq war."

"Mark Hunter, the director of marketing and administration for the Chief Seattle Council, said it was enforcing a national policy. The Boy Scouts is a faith-based organization, he said, and the issue of God is not negotiable. Aside from the vow of reverence in the Scout Law, every Boy Scout pledged a duty to God in the Scout Oath."

"and military recruiters working the crowd."

"Men in black "Army" T-shirts coached young boys to chant "OO-rah" like soldiers. A giant "ARMY" hot-air balloon bobbed overhead."

(I can't find anywhere that tells me how many military recruiters were there, but I'm willing to guess that it was alot.)


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