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Letter to the Editor
Arnold Schwarzenegger told the Republican convention “I saw tanks in the streets. I saw communism with my own eyes.” and that as a child and that he left a “Socialist” country when he moved away in 1968.
The problem is that while what Arnold said was moving – the problem with it, like most Republican speeches, is that it just wasn’t true. When Arnold was in Austria, the area of Styria and the neighboring province of Carinthia belonged to the British zone. The Soviets left Styria in July 1945.
Arnold also said: “As a kid, I saw the Socialist country that Austria became after the Soviets left”. But when Arnold left in 1968, Austria was run by a conservative government headed by People’s Party Chancellor Josef Klaus, a staunch Roman Catholic and a sharp critic of both the Socialists and the Communists ruling in countries across the Iron Curtain.
Arnold is trying to rewrite reality for the purpose of supporting a president who stands for the opposite of everything Arnold believes in. It was clear from the beginning that Arnold didn’t want to support Bush but was pressured into it. There’s a name Arnold gives people like him who can be pressured into lying. He calls them girly men!