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news.yahoo.comStrictly speaking, Godwin’s Law is, “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” However, in practice it is often interpreted to mean that whoever first compares the other side to Nazis loses the argument.

On Thursday, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld drew a parallel between Chavez and Adolf Hitler.

"He's a person who was elected legally — just as Adolf Hitler was elected legally — and then consolidated power," Rumsfeld said in a National Press Club appearance.—Associated Press