GOI: First of all Bush couldn't have gone to a more friendly audience. Shouldn't his audience be people that need "convincing?" You know that majority of Americans (some 60%) who now oppose this war? His blind supporters are shrinking everyday and Utah is about the only friendly place left for Bush.
Now, onto comparing the struggle against Islamic fundamentalism with the fight against Nazi's. This is the, "Islamo-Fascist" arguement. The Hitler Nazi power was first and foremost a fascist movement which means that it was highly nationalistic, secular and extremely connected to corporatism. Most Islamic terrorists do not swear loyalty to a certain state and they are not secular by any stretch. Their loyalty is to the religion of Islam. Yes, Islamic terrorists are anti-semitic as was Nazism, however, Hitler would have hated Muslims as much as the Jews as they would not fit the Aryan definition. You would never see Hitler hanging out with an Osama bin Laden. Islamic terrorists are not looking to place the corporate state above all else as fascism does but rather to place Allah, the clerics and sharia law above all else.
The "fight against communists" argument is even more problematic. Communists despise religion and Islamic terrorists adore and revere their religion. Karl Marx, (the father of communism) famously said that religion was the "opiate of the masses."
The closest ideology that we can pin on the Islamic terrorists is totalitarianism. Totalitarianism isn't particular to any group, state or otherwise. There is fascist totalitarianism, communist totalitarianism, and Islamic Extremist totalitarianism.
Unfortunately for the Bushies these definitions do not fit on a bumper sticker. They assume that people are stupid and will believe anything they say rather then research the political science, history and geography behind their claims for themselves.In other news, there have been over 250 Iraqi's killed and more the 300 wounded since sunday. Fourteen U.S. soldiers have also been killed since sunday and 60 dead in the month of August. All this despite the U.S. commanders claiming that the violence in Baghdad is subsiding and that their operations to beef up security in the capital are succeeding.