Wednesday, July 25, 2007

George S Patton's New Speech-Iraq & modern world

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1 comment:

Ray said...

Just the other day I was thinking....the GWOT has a few General Eisenhower's (politically correct, smooth talking, politician coddling military leaders) but doesn't have one General Patton.

Our military is not used very effectively and are unrealistically expected to "win the peace". All they can do is prepare the way for peace. During WWII, they did this by destroying Germany and Japan and demanding their unconditional surrender.

The war on terror is a completely different engagement, no doubt. I wish, especially in Iraq, we had destroyed those in Iraq, who were the enemies of the US and the Iraqis, before trying to win hearts and minds of the Iraqis and the rest of the world.

We were so anxious for peace to begin, we forgot to finish the war.