My mother was a very fine history major. I have a very good history brain myself. My 12 year old has ‘it’, and his thing is WW2 history to the present say, with a real fascination for the cold war. He wants to understand the cold war, diplomacy, and real politik with the granularity of a professional CIA Kremlinologist. He asks me a lot of questions, and I give long answers from memory. We have covered MacArthur and Korea, and we watched Patton on Amazon last week.
So yeah, MacArthur and Patton…. They are not actually spinning in their graves at Hillary’s foolhardiness. Both those guys were aggressive to a fault, even though they might have got away with it most of the time. MacArthur did not get away with it eh, in Korea he drove an assault to the Chinese border and provoked the Chinese to come in and push him back…. Then wanted to go nuclear.
I’m an Eisenhower man. Boring Eisenhower.