Former President George W. Bush and Adolph Hitler both abused their power in similar ways, according to a homework assignment handed out in a middle school in the Washington D.C. area. The prescribed assignment even went so far as to equate the controversy over Iraq’s WMD programs to the Jewish Holocaust.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, it’s claimed that in 2007 President Bush predicted on video what is happening today in Iraq based upon the assumption that the United States might withdraw all U.S. troops on the ground. But others say the Bush video was misleading.
The full extent of ISIS’ WMD capabilities have been debated by the experts ever since it was revealed that the ISIS in Iraq had uncovered Saddam Hussein’s WMD stockpiles. The ISIS terrorist group even managed to recover nuclear materials in addition to chemical weapons secreted in different locations throughout Iraq. Some experts concluded ISIS should not have the expertise necessary to create even a dirty bomb, never mind a full functioning WMD like a nuclear weapon. It was even believed that finding Iraq’s WMD stockpiles may actually pose more of a danger to the Islamic fighters themselves since it was assumed they could hurt themselves in the process of attempting to make a functioning WMD. At the same time, since it’s believed ISIS has access to half a billion dollars in funding some experts fear they may eventually be able to use a WMD in an attack.
The homework assignment in question instead focuses on how the media report Iraq’s WMD programs as “missing” at one point in time.
“Now that we have read about two men who have abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them. Please refer to your texts, ‘Fighting Hitler – A Holocaust Story’ and ‘Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD’ to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Hitler. We will use this in class tomorrow for an activity.”
When the image of the George W. Bush/Hitler homework assignment went viral the Washington D.C. Public School board blamed the incident solely on the teacher even though the photos seem to depict a standard handout format.
“No DCPS curriculum materials suggest in any way that teachers should compare the texts in this manner or compare Hitler to any other individual,” DCPS said in a statement. “The teacher admits to extremely poor judgment and short sightedness and will apologize to students. The school will also send a letter home to families explaining the incident and offering to address any additional questions should they arise.”
Do you think it’s fair for anyone, even including college professors, to ask students to compare George W. Bush and Adolph Hitler in such a manner?
Here’s a 6th grade assignment in DC asking students to compare President Bush to Hitler. This is so wrong. pic.twitter.com/YUfUbIyqkR
— Matt A. (@mattashburn) September 10, 2014