The Bad: I agree with Dave Winer 9-11 is the American “Burning of the Reichstag” event.
Soren Swigart: “Hitler was asked by a corespondent of the Daily Express whether the suspension of liberties was permanent. He answered in the negative saying that full rights would be restored as soon as the Communist danger was over.”
Now what is Ashcroft saying in his testimony? :
“To those who pit Americans against immigrants and citizens and against noncitizens, to those who scare peaceloving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this, your tactics only aid terrorists for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to American’s enemies and pause to America’s friends.”
Let’s hear it from Hermann Goering Hitler’s second in command: "The people can always be brought to do the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."