[Bush] will be lying, again, just as he lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic -- it's just not going to work."
Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society.
Umm...Germans? "Rid themselves"?
Normally, when one makes a rhetorical maneuver like this, it is immediately followed by some sort of qualifier (a qualifier which, in my view, rarely excuses the tactic) in which the author disclaims that he's advocating genocide or violence. But that's the real scary part--no such qualifier is present. He just happily drops in a reference to how well the Holocaust worked at solving its problem, and moves on to blast the notion that absolute zero-tolerance immigration policy would be impractical. Which, to be sure, is a fair critique...if one is willing to endorse such measures like branding illegals (hey, wasn't there some sort of tattoo thing in the concentration camps too?). It is ridiculous, however, if we are to preserve some notion of an American soul, part of which means not drawing on the Gestapo for policy inspiration.
Incidentally, Vox later tries to give the qualifier at his own site, but Errant Knight dispatches of it relatively easily. Yes, the Holocaust "proves" mass deportations are possible--if one doesn't care about the body count.
Digby, Martini Republic, and BoML have more.