posted on May, 28 2005 @ 12:49 AM
Patton was a remarkable general. You condemn him for not giving his men a chance to dig foxholes. The dude drove in the only pink tank on the field.
He was a very noticable target. That took courage.
He was hardcore. The guy pushed his men to where he believed they could perform. I don't know if you've ever been involved in sports, but the best
coaches are the ones who are complete dicks. They push and push to the point where you're almost in tears, but you somehow manage, and become far
better as a result.
I'm just wondering where General MacArthur's been here on ATS. He, too, pushed his troops and would be considered sick by today's cushey, lovey
dovey PC military standards, but he got the job done, and well. He was just a little too proud and a bit of an idiot trying to take on his boss as he
did. His tactics, however, were solid, as were his men.