Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stalin's Bust--BUSTED!

A friend recently forwarded an article that announced that the D-Day museum in New Orleans was displaying a bust of Joseph Stalin. I thought, "No way, no way, no way." How UTTERLY inappropriate. A picture of Stalin at Tehran and Yalta with FDR, or at Potsdam with Truman--fine. A picture of American and Soviet troops meeting at the Elbe? Fine. Zhukov shaking hands with Ike? Fine. But a bust of the 20th century's 2nd most prolific mass murderer--give me a freakin' break!

Ironically enough, back in Stalin's home country of Georgia, the government there is finally taking down a bust of Stalin, 57 years after that old monster's death. (Maybe they managed to sell it to some REALLY dumb people in Louisiana???)

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