(Alternative title: A Nazi Is a Nazi Is a Nazi)People are making a huge deal
over the fact that Günter Grass was not just in the Germany army during World War II
, but actually served
in the Waffen S.S
. I'll concede it's surprising. But part of the excitement here must be coming from confusion between the Waffen
branches of the S.S. As I understand things, Grass wasn't working in a concentration camp or pulling Jews out of attics; he was at the front. And he says
he never fired a shot.
Still, I can see why he left that off his résumé.And before I hear any accusations of "liberal bias," please note I said the same stuff about Pope Benedict.
And I don't want to hear any accusations of "Nazi bias" either.