Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tall Tuesday: Idi Amin

On the opposite end of the political spectrum from Peter Garrett was Idi Amin, the military dictator and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Based on this webpage he was between 6'3" and 6'4". The man was ruthless and brutal and responsible for untold thousands of deaths.

Forest Whitaker (6'2") did an amazing job portraying this man in "The Last King of Scotland."
I did a little research on him afterwards and noticed Amin's fixation with medals. I think I was trying to show how he cut the hand off of the puppeteer that thought he could control him in running Uganda. Tragically wrong.

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