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Sunday, October 08, 2006

ernesto the coward

This is a couple of days old, but Humberto Fontova has a good piece on LRC entitled Che Guevara: 39 Years of Media Hype. In these days of Ernesto "Che" Guevara worship, it's a nice antidote to the media love affair with this cowardly killer. Excerpt:
One day before his death in Bolivia, Che Guevara for the first time in his life finally faced something properly describable as combat. So he ordered his guerrilla charges to give no quarter, to fight to the last breath and to the last bullet.

A few hours later, his "untamable defiance," lack of hypocrisy and "walking of the walk" all manifested themselves. With his men doing just what he ordered (fighting and dying to the last bullet), a slightly wounded Che snuck away from the firefight and surrendered with a full clip in his pistol, while whimpering to his captors: "Don't Shoot! I'm Che! I'm worth more to you alive than dead!"

His Bolivian captors begged to differ.

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