Wednesday, November 12, 2003

The penny drops for another one... but is it all too late? Soros pledges $US15.5 million to oust Bush: "'America, under Bush, is a danger to the world,' he said. Then he smiled: 'And I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is.' Mr Soros says a 'supremacist ideology' guides the White House. He hears echoes in its rhetoric of his childhood in occupied Hungary: 'When I hear Bush say, 'You're either with us or against us,' it reminds me of the Germans.' It conjured up memories of the Nazi slogan, 'Der Feind hoert mit' (The enemy is listening): 'My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitised me,' he said."

"Lately he has grown alarmed at the influence of neoconservatives, whom he calls "a bunch of extremists guided by a crude form of Social Darwinism". The neoconservatives, he said, were exploiting the September 11 terrorist attacks to promote a pre-existing agenda of pre-emptive war and world dominion. "Bush feels that on September 11, he was anointed by God," Mr Soros said. "Rather than defeating terrorism, he's leading the US and the world toward a vicious circle of escalating violence." Mr Soros said he had been waking at 3 am, his thoughts shaking him "like an alarm clock". He wrote down his ideas. In January, they will be published as a book, The Bubble of American Supremacy, which argues for a collective approach to security, more foreign aid and constructive rather than military action abroad."

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