Thursday, August 19, 2010

Iconic Shot: The Big Three

Although the last U.S. combat brigade pulled out of Iraq about 48 hours ago, one of the remaining contentions encompassing America's questionable military presence in a nation formerly run by a dictator who was once supported by our government is perhaps best understood by the picture below, which proves that geopolitical complexities will sometimes demand that the good guys side with a committed antagonist to overcome an even greater threat.

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Credited to an unidentified member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, this original photo from the National Archives, taken 65 years ago amid the waning days of World War II, centers upon British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, and the aforementioned antagonist, Russian Premier Josef Stalin during the Yalta Conference (also called the Crimea Conference), held at the Livadia Palace in the southern portion of present-day Ukraine.

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