RE: [SPAM] Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Thoughts? : Civil War quote in speech on Iraq inflames...(Moderator Warning)
Agreed, Dick. You are absolutely right.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Dick Weeks
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [SPAM] Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Thoughts? : Civil War quote in speech on Iraq inflames...(Moderator Warning)
I had thought that if I let the Forrest thread continue just a bit I might be able to learn something. I was wrong. I have said time and time again, no modern day politics in this forum. There is no one that would love to discuss politics than me but it has no place on this board. If I have to intervene again, the offending person will unsubscribed from the group. I hope I am clear about this. No comments on this post to the group please. If you have a problem, send it to me personally.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Dick (a.k.a. Shotgun)
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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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