Interesting quote here. I found it in the opening pages of George Carlin's wonderful new book, 'When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?' He's brilliant.
If you wonder where George Bush gets his politics, this could very well be the source. The comparison between these two administrations is obvious:
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to 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 greater danger." -- Hermann Goring at the Nuremburg Trials