Arnold reinvents history. Update.
More on Arnold’s bizarre claim he saw Communist tanks in the streets of Austria (following up our previous post)
Schwarzenegger had put it this way: “Growing up, I saw Communism with my own eyes. When I was a boy, the Soviets occupied Austria, I saw their tanks in the streets.”
A historian responds:
“It is very, very unlikely he saw Soviet tanks rolling in the British zone where he lived,” said historian James Jay Carafano, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., and author of the recent book “Waltzing into the Cold War: The Struggle for Occupied Austria.”
“In all likelihood, he saw British or American tanks.”