Depends on the Meaning of the Word 'Soviet'


During Arnold Schwarzenegger's inaugural speech, my Slav-dar went off at this passage (italics mine):

Perhaps some think this is fanciful or poetic, but to an immigrant like me, who, as a boy, saw Soviet tanks rolling through the streets of Austria, to someone like me who came here with absolutely nothing and gained absolutely everything, it is not fanciful to see this state as a golden dream.

Today, L.A. Times columnist Patt Morrison published a sampling of opinion from historians specializing in post-war Austria (where Arnold's home town was smack dab in the middle of the British zone of occupation). Their conclusion? Not so likely. (Link via L.A. Observed)