[FoRK] Westmoreland Dies...

Joe Barrera joe
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.

- Joe



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