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Hitler and Bush Proclamations

by Hitler 1939 and Bush 2003 | http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/wwii/gp1.htm | Proclamation by Adolf Hitler - September 1,1939.


Proclamation by Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of the Reich, to the German Army, September 1,1939. The Polish State has refused the peaceful settlement of relations which I desired, and has appealed to arms. Germans in Poland are persecuted with bloody terror and driven from their houses. A series of violations of the frontier, intolerable to a great Power, prove that Poland is no longer willing to respect the frontier of the Reich. In order to put an end to this lunacy, I have no other choice than to meet force with force from now on. The German Army will fight the battle for the honour and the vital rights of reborn Germany with hard determination. I expect that every soldier, mindful of the great traditions of eternal German soldiery, will ever remain conscious that he is a representative of the National-Socialist Greater Germany. Long live our people and our Reich!



Proclamation by George W. Bush - March 16, 2003

We concluded that tomorrow is a moment of truth for the world. Many nations have voiced a commitment to peace and security, and now they must demonstrate that commitment to peace and security in the only effective way: by supporting the immediate and unconditional disarmament of Saddam Hussein. ...The dictator of Iraq and his weapons of mass destruction are a threat to the security of free nations. He is a danger to his neighbours. He is a sponsor of terrorism. He is an obstacle to progress in the Middle East.