Fourthly, although Saddam is very anti-American, he has never made a direct threat to the US (before wartime). Like I said, just because a country is anti-American doesn't mean that it will attack us. The Iraqi people may not like the US, but they have never made any threats or plans to attack it. They're too busy trying to get their own country together.
Hitler was continusly making threats to "take over all of Europe" while he was offensively taking over land while backed by his people. Saddam has done none of this: make threats, take over land, mass produce weapons, have a standing economy, and be backed by his people. See the differences? Although a terrible man, Saddam is hardly the threat that Hitler was in his time.
Another difference between Iraq and Germany of that time is that, although Germany's economy was still very bad (due to post war recession and imposed sanctions), thanks to Hitler, their economy became well enough to be able to support a war (one of the reasons Hitler was popular at that time).
Iraq, on the other hand, has a very bad economy due to post war recession from the Iranian Conflict (in which we gave Iran weapons to be used on them to add to the damage). And, their economy is not getting much better. Their country cannot handle a war with the US, and Saddam knows this. Hence, his reason for never actually threatening an attack on the US. Why would you threaten a country your own country cannot afford a war with? Hence, Iraq was never a militaristic threat to the US the way that Germany was to Europe. And once again, why don't we try to "defend" ourselves against an anti-American country that actually can afford a war with us?
And finally (and most importantly), the entire "Hitler Theory" falls apart at one issue. At his time, Hitler was the greatest threat to the interest to Europe and the rest of the world. Now, let's look at Saddam and the USA. Out of all the countries who are a threat to us, Iraq is towards the bottom, if even on the list at all.
Know who is towards the top of the list?
Korea has actually been building their own militaristic materials without our help, which goes against our sanctions. They even started up a nuclear reactor, which could be used to make atom bombs (which we told them they couldn't do) to test us. And Bush did nothing.
Now this is a creepily similar example of the "Hitler Theory," in which Hitler kept breaking more and more sanctions on Germany to "test" if the rest of Europe would "punish" them. Europe didn't and so Hitler began taking over. Bush didn't "punish" Korea for this, and now they're starting to become even more of a threat.
Korea has an economy well enough to attack America.
Korea has the support of all its people in strong favor of attacking America.
Korea has been mass producing weapons of mass descruction against sacntions which could be used on America.
Korea has been training anti-American soldiers and even terrorists.
And most importantly, Korea has actually made threats to attack the US and is even suspected of having plans to attack US soil in the near future.
Bush has been doing nothing to stop this. So, for any of you who are wondering, what's the difference between Iraq and Korea?
Well for one thing, Korea has no oil. And Iraq has the second largest supply in the world. I hope that makes the even most pro-war of you wonder.
Now, the "Hitler Theory" means strategically going after the greatest threat to interest before it gets too strong to fight. Iraq is towards the bottom of threats, while Korea is towards the top. Why are we attacking a country that could never even have the ability to attack us for many many years, while we let another extremely anti-American and dangerous country continue to build weapons to be used on us?
The "Hitler Theory" can be applied to Korea, but not to Iraq. And yet, just like Europe did, we completely ignore this threat. Does anyone aside from me wonder what the result of that will be? I see another example of WWII coming some day, simply because we did the same ignorant thing that Europe did in WWII all because we were applying this "threat" to the wrong area just so our country could get oil. So much for the "war on terrorism."