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This article appears in the June 19, 2009 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

EIR Stuns Obama Nazi Health-Care Panel

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EIR's Anton Chaitkin stunned a public hearing June 10 when he denounced the Obama health reform program as a revival of Hitler's euthanasia killing program. He was speaking before the retailers of the program at a Federal Coordinating Council Comparative Effectiveness Research public hearing in Washington, D.C. He called for the Council to disband and the Nazi revival to be stopped before millions were killed. Chaitkin's condemnation was televised live on the Web.

Chaitkin said:

"President Obama has put in place a reform apparatus reviving the euthanasia of Hitler Germany in 1939, that began the genocide there. The apparatus here, is to deny medical care to elderly, chronically-ill, and poor people, and thus save, as the President said, $2-3 trillion, by taking lives considered 'not worthy to be lived,' as the Nazi doctors said.

"Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel [OMB Director Peter Orszag's chief health advisor] and other avowed cost-cutters on this panel also lead a propaganda movement for euthanasia headquartered at the Hastings Center, of which Dr. Emanuel is a Fellow. They shape public opinion and the medical profession to accept a death culture, such as the Washington State law passed in November to let physicians help kill patients whose medical care is now rapidly being withdrawn in the universal health-care disaster. Dr. Emanuel's movement for Bioethics and euthanasia, and this Council's purpose, directly continue the eugenics movement that organized Hitler's killing of patients, and then other costly and supposedly unworthy people.

"Dr. Emanuel wrote last Oct. 12 that a crisis, war, and financial collapse would get the frightened public to accept the program. Hitler told Dr. Brandt in 1935 that the euthanasia program would have to wait until the war began, to get the public to go along.

"You on the Council are drawing up the procedure list to be used to deny care, which will kill millions if it goes ahead in the present world crash. You think, perhaps, that the backing of powerful men—financiers—will shield you from accountability. But you are now in the spotlight. Disband this Council, and reverse the whole course of this Nazi revival—now."

Emanuel sat stonefaced alongside the other 14 Council members—at first. The moderator, clearly destabilized, brought himself to say "Thank you" to Chaitkin, and to call on the next witness. But then Emanuel took the microphone and said, "My reputation has been besmirched.... I think I do have a very long record of writing against the legalization of euthanasia." He protested that "the association of me and that, seems a little strange given 25-30 years of writing on the topic against legalization."

Chaitkin responded,

"You wrote that you oppose assisted suicide, but you also write that care should be withdrawn from people, which accomplishes the same thing."

The moderator concluded the session by saying President Obama is committed to an open and transparent process; that there had been some "loaded charges and allegations" made and concerns raised, but "the proof will be in the pudding." Most of the Council members and about a third of the audience of 75 got Nancy Spannaus's May 22 EIR article on Hitler's T4 killers and the Obama program.

—Paul Gallagher

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