posted on 05/17/2008 10:10:20 PM PDT
(For events that occurred in 1938, real time is 1938, not 2008.)
That was General Stilwells 'secret code name' for Chiang Kai-shek. He did not intend for it to an endearing term of affection.
Chiang played everyone against each other to get them, meaning other countries, to fight the war against the Japanese, and later his one-time allies the communists, for him. 'Vinegar Joe', as he was known among his detractors and admirers was none the diplomat in his dealing with Chiang.
posted on 05/18/2008 1:23:45 AM PDT
(Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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