[FoRK] Westmoreland Dies...
Mon Jul 18 22:41:01 PDT 2005
Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) wrote:
> Of his Vietnamese opponents, Westmoreland once said: "The Oriental
> doesn?t put the same high price on life as does the Westerner.? He
> took several opportunities to downplay the genius of opponent,
> General Vo Nguyen Giap, who had lost as many as 500,000 soldiers in
> battle, saying that "... such a disregard for human life may make a
> formidable adversary, but it does not make a military genius. An
> American commander losing men like that would hardly have lasted more
> than a few weeks."
Unless his name was Grant and his Commander-in-Chief was Lincoln.
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