I question the sanity and/or rationality of those who really think the two are comparable.
The true harm of crap like this is that completely ends up drowning out any meaningful debate about the Bush presidency. Virtually all of the foaming-at-the-mouth Bush haters seem incapable of expressing rational thoughts and resort to hyperbole such as this nonsense.
Because their views are so extreme and perverse, ordinary people cannot take them seriously. Since they are so vocal, meaningful debate is either completely obscured or becomes futile off the bat. In the end, this actually helps President Bush even when he is pushing a bad policy.
Finally all of the people who spend their time burning Bush in effigy, have probably never once protested the murderous regime of Saddam Hussein ever. If you're interested in how creative Saddam was at murdering his own people (in this case of one of his own soldiers who disagreed with him),
read this NYTimes article: | December 31, 2003
How Disappearance in ’84 Blighted Family in Iraq
By JOHN F. BURNS (NYT) News
The death of this man was recently broadcast on al-Jazeera.
Even comparing the US to pre-WW I Germany with the Kaiser is utterly ridiculous. The US not in throes of some ultranationalist movement. I would bet money that most Arabs in the US have it better than their brethern in France and other European countries with large Arab populations. The US took out a very bad dictator who either had WMD or really wanted everyone to think he did for 12 years.