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originally posted by: Ceeker63
The last "General" to serve as POTUS was Dwight Eisenhower. He was the only General to serve as POTUS. He did a excellent job as General of the Army. His political career was also exceptional. There are others that served at many different levels of command in the military. They were all pro military but that did not make the best president. So having a military background is good, it does not guarantee he would be a good president. As our American history moved closer to current time less and less politicians have military backgrounds. They became career politicians early in their careers, instead of going into the military first. IMO I have never found a career politician to be that good of a leader, for many different reasons.
originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: Aazadan
Wasn't it Douglas MacArthur that was responsible for attacking the Bonus Army?
I also seem to remember there was a corruption scandal during Ike's 2nd term.