The worst general in American history?

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Re: The worst general in American history?

Postby Kurt » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:21 pm

Spartan Actual wrote:No, while his Hail Mary pass worked out as a tactical operation, his battlefield was relatively unprepared. He had an lingering and unsubstantiated fear of JSOC, their motivations, and their abilities.

He was proven wrong. Often, fatally.


Except that one time when he won a war fought on his terms.
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Postby el3so » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:13 pm

German gibberish spam. That's a first.
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Re: The worst general in American history?

Postby AztecDave » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:39 am

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Re: The worst general in American history?

Postby Ultra Swain » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:46 am

Kurt wrote:
Spartan Actual wrote:No, while his Hail Mary pass worked out as a tactical operation, his battlefield was relatively unprepared. He had an lingering and unsubstantiated fear of JSOC, their motivations, and their abilities.

He was proven wrong. Often, fatally.


Except that one time when he won a war fought on his terms.


HEY! lets not parse this out too finely bro.
Geez,am I NOT ALLOWED TO BE INTENSE FOR JUST 10 FUCKING SECONDS??!!!!!!!
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Re: The worst general in American history?

Postby cbychoice » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:05 pm

For German POW's and the German population after the war it was General Eisenhower.
That part is nearly never discussed either in the US or Germany itself.


http://www.rheinwiesenlager.de/English!.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbp61fOVFaE
A little bit of inconsistancy saves a lot of explanation later
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Re: The worst general in American history?

Postby Jefe » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:23 pm

How about:

THE BFC ARMCHAIR GENERAL?
"Those who beat their swords into plowshares, inevitably wind up plowing for people with swords".

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Re: The worst general in American history?

Postby Douchebag » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:13 pm

Jefe wrote:How about:

THE BFC ARMCHAIR GENERAL?


Kurt Eisner!!!
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Re: The worst general in American history?

Postby SW RANGER » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:57 pm

Sorry about your Dad and his experiences in a Jap POW Camp Aztec Dave but IMHO FDR and his Hitler First Policy that denied your Dad and his Unit their supplies was more to Blame than Mac

True Mac Arthur and his early actions in the Phillipines especially at Clark Field were questionable but he more than made up for it with his Defence at New Guinea and Island Hopping Strategy that saved lives were a result of observing the Criminal Waste of lives in WW1 from 1914-18 especially by Sir Douglas Haig who NVA General Giap was an ardent student of.....

MacArthur knew frontal assaults upon Heavily Fortified Enemy Positions were stupid and suicidal

MY CHOICES

LIGHT HORSE HARRY LEE AKA DEAD HORSE HARRY LEE (Moniker earned during his defeats during the War of Independence)
GENERAL CUSTER (Brilliant during the WBTS but moronic during the Indian Wars)
GENERAL MCLELLAN (Took a potential Victory at Sharpsburg and wasted it)
GENERAL BURNSIDE (Fredericksburg...Nuff SAID)
GENERAL LUCAS DURING THE ANZIO LANDINGS
General Stephen Van Rensselaer & General Henry Dearborn during the War of 1812
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