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“I doubt it contains footage of the massacre of pro-democracy students in Tiananmen Square or the Great Cultural Revolution,” he said, referring to the deaths of at least 2 million people in Mao Zedong’s attempt to remake China.

Mr. Edward also noted a statue to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va.

“How painfully ironic that a Stalin bust should be included in an American memorial about a seminal event in a historic crusade for freedom,” he said.

The foundation mounted a nationwide petition drive that persuaded the organizers of the D-Day memorial to remove Stalin.

DIPLOMATIC TRAFFIC

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Monday

Gen. Oscar Naranjo, commander of the Colombian National Police, who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Tuesday

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, a German member of the European Parliament, who discusses the “Arab Spring” at a briefing for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Wednesday

Marius Fransman, South Africa’s deputy minister of international relations and cooperation who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297 or e-mail jmorrison@washingtontimes.com. The column is published on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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James Morrison

James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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