Americans who can remember as far back as the 1980s remember Iacocca as a fierce and frequent proponent of government-imposed restraints on Americans who chose to purchase cars made in Japan (at least if these vehicles were not sold under the Chrysler label!).
I recall – or think that I recall – a print ad, circa 1988, of Iacocca issuing an absurd protectionist pronouncement along the lines of ‘We defeated the Japanese in World War II. Now we’re letting them defeat us.’
I used Google to search for such an ad, but I cannot find it. It’s possible that my memory is faulty. But I wonder if any of you remember any such ad – or can locate it for me.