Patton didnt think so
Thankfully, it wasn’t for him to decide.
Patton also believed in reincarnation. In some ways, he was a genius. But like all geniuses, in some ways, Patton was an idiot. His idea to open a war with the Red Army in some bizzare bid to “save Germany” was a fool’s errand. Nobody was in a mood to protect Germany while the invasion of Japan still loomed, and while the death camps were still being cleaned up. And asking the US Soldier to do so at that moment was a height of bad judgement.
he was a cavalryman, not an administrator.