a little bit of history

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    A conversation between a US State Department and a Hungarian diplomatic official at the time of Hungary's declaration of war on the US. Conversation was recorded by the Italian Charge d'Affaires.

    US : Is Hungary a Republic?

    Hun: No, we are a Kingdom.

    US: Then, you have a King?

    Hun: No, we have an Admiral.

    US : Then, you have a fleet?

    Hun : No, we have no coasts.

    US : Do you have claims against the US?

    Hun : No, we have no claims aganst the US.

    US : Do you have claims against Great Britain, France or the USSR?

    Hun : No, we only have claims against Romania.

    US : Then, are you declaring war against Romania?

    Hun : No, Romania is our ally.
     
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    The more things change...:coffee3:
     
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    That is pretty funny.

    I think the admiral, Horthy, actually rendered
    commendable service in WW1, when Hungary
    was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which
    had a coast on the Adriatic.

    He was correctly pessimistic of Axis chances
    because of US-UK complete naval dominace.
     
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    I would like to 'get' it. :(
     
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    Man, that's funny!

    Somehow as I was reading that dialogue, Saddam's Minister of Information sprung to mind... you know, the guy that explained to Al Jazeera that there were no US troops within 100 miles of Baghdad - and as he was talking on camera you could see an Abrahms tank in the background.

    This guy had a handle on the situation as much as the good Minister did.
     
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    That was hilarious. Damn, I was soo lucky to actually see that when it first aired live.

    I wonder what ever happened to him, he should have started some reality show, "to tell the truth" or something.....
     
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    Last I heard, he was living there in Baghdad just a few blocks from US troops and a reporter asked one of the commanders there why Baghdad Bob wasn't arrested... the commander said something to the effect of "Why? He obviously doesn't know anything of value."
     
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    I would go so far as to say he actually helped US !
     

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