RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Thoughts? : Civil War quote in speech on Iraq inflames...
That is the truth. Going in with the fewest and cheapest is not a prescription for a win nor can it be called the way to “support the troops”. The White House political designers of this Iraq disaster proved Forrest correct again by their failure to have understood or even tried to understand history. I don’t think many of them have ever read a book.
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In a message dated 5/12/2007 4:30:41 P.M. Central Daylight Time, keeno2@... writes:
Both the speaker and the resulting reaction are incredibly stupid. The one, for quoting Forrest in the first place; the other for the outrage because it was a Forrest quote. The point being lost is the intent. "Fustest with the mostest" works for me. Don't much care who said it first, it's axiomatic.
What I find most ironic is that now, three years in, the speaker is quoting Forrest's dictum. Why? Because for the past three years, our strategy has been directly the opposite - to fight the war with the least amount of force possible, which as it turns out was a flawed strategy.
If the speaker was really trying to apply Forrest, he should be outraged at how badly the JCS screwed it up.:)
Some people really display an amazingly inept grasp of history, IMO.
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