Patton's take on WWII

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    Patton was a tactical genius

    Beyond that, he was a moron. He didn't understand politics, logistics, people or finance
     
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    Happy 4th, gipper! I wish you knew what it was all 'bout.
     
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    Well got it, you're an ignorant fuck, you don't have to keep proving it over and over Jake
     
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    Reading Pattons quotes shows what an idiot he was
     
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    Patton was the ultimate loose cannon. Ike and Marshall were relieved to be rid of him when he died. He was the Trump of the 1940's with the exceptions that he really believed in what he said, and had the power to actually do what he said he would do, if unleashed. Ike's greatest virtue was his ability to keep Patten from destroying the Allies coalition, which Pattern not only could have done, but would have enjoyed doing.

    One thing people forget is that America was war weary in the Spring of 1945. They were prepared to pay the price to finish off Japan, but had no interest whatsoever in going to war with the Russians. Not to mention that the Russians had lost 10 million killed in WW2, which was just under the total number of Americans in uniform in WW2. Thier war machine was just reaching high gear when they took Berlin.
     
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    I am not RW as you well know, Frank.

    Patton was a great general, but very very ignorant about geo-political issues.
     
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    Just so,

    The Americans may have keep the Russians in a war out of France, but that is not a given.
     
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    Jake, we know you're to the Left of your Hero, Stalin.

    Patton correctly predicted that Ike was going to run for President. Just because Patton has a disdain for politicians does not make him ignorant of geo-political issues, which we all know is Progressive code word for high-fiving FDR's sucking up to Uncle Joe
     
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    Americans were 'war weary" because FDR made the war drag on just as ordered by Uncle Joe
     
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    Math is hard for the left.
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