Regarding the Bush = Hitler thread in C/E, it is gone and I am wondering why it was deleted. I found it offensive, and I have a very low tolerance for pain in this area, but didn't really cross the line like some others do, in my opinion.
Connemara had asked me why I found it "offensive" to say Hitler was smart and I had wanted to respond. My response is: I don't necessarily deny it; it just offends my sensibilities to say it. "Smart" is a positive adjective, and I'd rather not use a positive adjective to describe a ruthless person. It's not that there aren't enough synonyms that can't be similarly deployed - shrewd, sly, crafty, sharply calculating, sneakily resourceful, extraordinarily deceptive, dishonest, etc.
Anyway, just wondering why it got canned.