Comparing US political parties to fascist factions got General George Patton reassigned:
Gen. George S. Patton tells reporters that he does not see the need for "this denazification thing" and compares the controversy over Nazism to a "Democratic and Republican election fight."
Patton had many gifts, but diplomacy was not one of them. After the war, while stationed in Germany, he criticized the process of denazification, or the removal of former Nazi party members from positions of political, administrative, and governmental power, probably out of naivete more than anything else. Nevertheless, his impolitic press statements questioning the policy resulted in Eisenhower's removing him as U.S. commander in Bavaria. He was transferred to the 15th Army Group.
Seems Charlie Rose is equally impolitic, as far as US national interests are concerned, in promoting moral equivalency between US secular democracy and Iran's theocracy. Would Charlie Rose like a US system where Pat Robertson vetoes candidates is US elections like the Shia mullahs in their Guardian Council do in Iran?