For the record: Prescott Bush and the Nazis

Monday, October 23, 2006 at 04:36 PM

This was publicly reported in England back in 2004, but didn't get nearly as much play here as it did there.  For the record, here's the link to The Guardian story on the connection between Prescott Bush and companies run by, and apparently for, the Nazis in Germany in the 1930s and early 1940s.

This obviously does not mean that P. Bush was a Nazi sympathizer.  It does, however, mean that P. Bush saw business as business, whether that be with the Nazis or anyone else--the business dealings went on even after the United States was formally at war with Germany (through October of 1942), and ended when the assets of Union Banking Corporation and, ultimately, several other companies, were seized by the United States under the authority of the Trading with the Enemy Act.