Thursday, July 26, 2007

Prescott Bush - Fascist and Traitor?

Remember the fascist plot in 1933 to overthrow the FDR Whitehouse? No? I don't remember it either. It wasn't covered in any history course I ever took. But the plot did occur. Now, BBC claims it has documentary evidence that Prescott Bush father and grandfather of Bush 41 and Bush 43 was also involved.

This shouldn't be too surprising. Prescott Bush evidently didn't have a big problem in helping out the Nazis, at least financially. Here is a line that I thought interesting:
"You can't blame Bush for what his grandfather did any more than you can blame Jack Kennedy for what his father did - bought Nazi stocks - but what is important is the cover-up, how it could have gone on so successfully for half a century, and does that have implications for us today?" he said.
Oh yeah, and this:
"There is no one left alive who could be prosecuted but they did get away with it," said Loftus. "As a former federal prosecutor, I would make a case for Prescott Bush, his father-in-law (George Walker) and Averill Harriman [to be prosecuted] for giving aid and comfort to the enemy. They remained on the boards of these companies knowing that they were of financial benefit to the nation of Germany."

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