Sunday, January 17, 2010

William Buckley on General Franco

"General Franco is an authentic national hero. It is generally conceded that he above others had the combination of talents, the perseverance, and the sense of righteousness of his cause, that were required to wrest Spain from the hands of the visionaries, ideologues, Marxists and nihlistis that were imposing on her, in the thirties, a regime so grotesque as to do violence to the Spanish soul, to deny, even Spain's historical identity."

While we're at it, another quote, this time from Richard Nixon: "General Franco was a loyal friend and ally of the United States."

When I am saying that in the US we're having a choice between fascists on the right, and the center-right party on the "left", people are thinking that I am exaggerating. I am not.