That's the latest inane nattering from the ultimate Cold War casualty, chess great Bobby Fischer, who the Free World still owes a solid to for kicking Boris Spassky's rotten commie ass in a contest that was every bit as important and central to freedom's flourishing as the 1972 Men's Olympic basketball final and all those Van Cliburn piano competitions.
Hell, even Gorbachev got a Pizza Hut deal out of communism's fall. Fischer just went insane. As some may recall, Bobby F was last heard from waxing anti-Semitic after 9/11 (hey Ward Churchill, you might want to lift some of his material).
Now Fischer has been released from a Japanese jail and is heading to Reykjavik–the site of his triumph those many years ago–with Iceland's ambassador to Japan (and his fiance) on his arm. (Yes, odd.)
Reports the CBC:
"This was not an arrest," said Fisher. "It was a kidnapping cooked up by [U.S. President George W.] Bush and [Japanese President Junichiro] Koizumi."
"They are war criminals and should be hung."
In more bizarre behaviour, Fischer pretended he was going to urinate on a wall, called Japan's government "gangsters" and said the U.S. was "Jew-controlled."
Fischer was in jail because of an extradition order to the U.S. for having played a '92 chess match in Yugoslavia in violation of sanctions then in effect (which does sound like bullshit, though somehow I doubt Jews had much to do with it).
Whole thing here.