How To Tell When It’s Time For A New Puppet

1 comment September 27th, 2007at 07:11pm Posted by Eli

From Rick Perlstein’s great review of two recent Republican revisionist Vietnam War histories:

With Diem overthrown and assassinated… two generals worthy of Diem’s thuggish legacy, Nguyen Cao Ky and Nguyen Van Thieu, acceded to the civilian leadership of South Vietnam. “Ky, Thieu, and the other generals began their rule,” [author Mike Moyar] rhapsodizes, “by holding what they termed a ‘no breathing week.'” (Ky… had recently been asked who his heroes were. He said he had only one: Hitler.)

I would really prefer not to have any Hitler fans on my team, but maybe my standards are just unreasonably high.

Entry Filed under: Books,Quotes,War,Weirdness

1 Comment

  • 1. treedaytom  |  May 6th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    forts trees reminded crown. they had


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