"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops.
My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available.
The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do.
If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone."
General Dwight Eisenhower
05 June 1944
posted on 05/08/2012 5:32:57 AM PDT
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Striking example of leadership in contrast to the current Chiseler in Chief.
posted on 05/08/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT
(just undo it)
Two statements written before a MILITARY operation, regarding the possible failure.
One displays the fortitude, courage and dedication of the author, penned as he sent hundreds of thousands of American into Harm’s Way.
The other, penned before a small group carried out their orders, displays the total lack of the qualities of the first.
How far we have fallen.
posted on 05/08/2012 5:54:07 AM PDT
( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
That letter is one of two drafted by Ike BEFORE D Day. The other also gave all the credit to “The troops, the air and the Navy”, only he did not resign.
A leader, not a politician.
posted on 05/08/2012 6:49:40 AM PDT
( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
And say what you will about FDR, but I am sure that had the landings failed, he wouldn’t have blamed Eisenhower, or tried to shield himself from responsibility.
Harry Truman: “The Buck Stops Here.”
Barack Obama: “The Buck Never Got Here.”
posted on 05/08/2012 6:52:10 AM PDT
(Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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