Anderson Cooper Grills Rich Iott on his Nazi Dressup…

Have you been following this? John and I discussed it on the radio show last Friday. Ohio Congressional candidate Rich Iott has a rather unusual hobby of dressing up as a member of the 5th SS Wiking Panzer Division, a unit in the German army during World War II.

Interviewing him, Anderson Cooper got Iott to state really unfortunate excuses for his activities. Cooper pointed out that one member of the 5th was recently charged with the murder of 58 Jews. Iott replied: “The war on the eastern front was extremely brutal on both sides. Nobody was lily-white, that’s for sure. Horrible things that happened on both sides.”

Iott has been scrubbed from the Republicans‘ Young Guns website since revelations about his reenacting surfaced.

Thanks to Talking Points Memo.

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Posted on October 13, 2010, in campaign, Congress, event, history, Holocaust, Legal, Military, News, Opinion, Politics, quote, Racism, Television, War, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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