A Brave and Modest Nation
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 13:46:25 -0400 (EDT)
On Sun, 28 Apr 2002, Russell Turpin wrote:
--]>"no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
--]>He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country"
--]Tom, it's pretty dumb or callous to trot out that
--]quote, given the fact that the last four Canadians
--]to die for the US did so under friendly fire from
--]us. I doubt this is the tactical policy that Patton
You would doubt to the side of error if you would think that Pattons
scripted quotes would mean that he would not find a fault in the
death of allies inthe path of war. That it was by freindly fire makes the
matters more so, coordination of forces in a mixed sortie is key, if one
side lacks the coordination then the sortie is a bad one to carry out. Of
course POlitcal and Emotional forces will throw togther mixed forces and
to this point I think Patton would be sounding on the isde that the damn
sortie should not have been done in the first or next place.
I also find it a tad shallow of you to snap off a emotiblurb about the
context without some due study.
Your accusations that I find no loss in the freindly fire deaths of allies
is not only wrong it is pointedly so and to that I simply point two back
at you , wave them in your face, and expect a little more thought in the
Think before posting, its not a bad idea.