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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-05 09:52 PM
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54. Want to hear something to make you go.... AH HA!... ?
There was a certain Lt Col who worked under him during WWII, bright fellow, trasferred straight from Harvard to the US Army Air Corps. Worked for him in plans and strategy...





His name?







Robert McNamara



Hmmmmmmmm, Ah HA!
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  -Which World War II General was the biggest asshole? Wat_Tyler  Mar-30-05 08:45 PM   #0 
  - I think Patton...  CanuckAmok   Mar-30-05 08:46 PM   #1 
  - He was brilliant, but apparently in real life he had a high squeaky voice.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 08:48 PM   #3 
  - Yeah Ive heard that  JohnKleeb   Mar-30-05 08:50 PM   #6 
  - I think you are confusing him with someone else, he died  WannaJumpMyScooter   Mar-30-05 08:58 PM   #19 
  - It was probably Patton  Maestro   Mar-30-05 08:48 PM   #2 
  - General Dick "Crustypants" Savage.  elperromagico   Mar-30-05 08:49 PM   #4 
  - Clark  Anarcho-Socialist   Mar-30-05 08:50 PM   #5 
  - True enough.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 08:52 PM   #9 
  - I actually would choose Soviet Colonel - General Lev Mekhlis  Fenris   Mar-30-05 08:51 PM   #7 
  - Oh , you.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 08:54 PM   #11 
  - What about that one soviet general who went benedict arnold?  JohnKleeb   Mar-30-05 08:55 PM   #13 
  - Vlasov.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 08:58 PM   #20 
  - Probably accounts for his death before the start of the war.  Fenris   Mar-30-05 09:00 PM   #24 
     - Apparently the Germans framed him because he was the best Soviet general.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 09:01 PM   #27 
        - Yes  Fenris   Mar-30-05 09:05 PM   #36 
  - probably could throw in a Nazi or two as well  imenja   Mar-30-05 08:56 PM   #17 
  - I have to go with Montgomery.  Minstrel Boy   Mar-30-05 08:52 PM   #8 
  - How can people not pick MacArthur?  imenja   Mar-30-05 08:53 PM   #10 
  - I did  JohnKleeb   Mar-30-05 08:54 PM   #12 
  - Patton had similar ideas about the USSR.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 08:55 PM   #15 
     - Did he insist on nuking them? And don't forget Le May  imenja   Mar-30-05 08:59 PM   #22 
        - Patton did want to invade Yugoslavia to sort out Tito.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 09:00 PM   #25 
        - sorry, I still have to go with MacArthur  imenja   Mar-30-05 09:01 PM   #26 
        - Why not, I did.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 09:02 PM   #30 
        - Thats a reason for me not to like Patton  JohnKleeb   Mar-30-05 09:01 PM   #29 
        - So did Stalin  Fenris   Mar-30-05 09:03 PM   #32 
           - Tito had guts  imenja   Mar-30-05 09:04 PM   #33 
           - He certainly did  JohnKleeb   Mar-30-05 09:06 PM   #38 
           - Yep I read that in my biography of Tito I had  JohnKleeb   Mar-30-05 09:05 PM   #35 
           - Tito was practically indestructible.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 09:05 PM   #37 
              - Tito told Stalin to take a flying leap after the war  Melynn   Mar-30-05 09:36 PM   #50 
                 - My grandfather's family is Slovenian  JohnKleeb   Mar-30-05 09:47 PM   #52 
        - Patton figured now or later, so let's do it while we have the troops there  jpgray   Mar-30-05 09:01 PM   #28 
           - well, he had a point there  imenja   Mar-30-05 09:03 PM   #31 
              - I think as a general rule good soldiers make bad politicians. (nt)  jpgray   Mar-30-05 09:05 PM   #34 
  - God, what a competition... all of them, and more  WannaJumpMyScooter   Mar-30-05 08:55 PM   #14 
  - Yeah, people tend to forget him.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 08:56 PM   #16 
     - Want to hear something to make you go.... AH HA!... ?  WannaJumpMyScooter   Mar-30-05 09:52 PM   #54 
  - Other , if you meant Clark...  MrSandman   Mar-30-05 08:57 PM   #18 
  - It did work for all three.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 08:59 PM   #23 
  - Montgomery...  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-30-05 08:58 PM   #21 
  - Reinhard Heydrich  BiggJawn   Mar-30-05 09:08 PM   #39 
  - Does Heydrich count as a general?  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 09:12 PM   #42 
     - Technically he was a policeman  WannaJumpMyScooter   Mar-30-05 09:46 PM   #51 
     - Yes, he was an SS Brigadier General.  BiggJawn   Mar-31-05 06:33 AM   #55 
  - Subthread - which World War II General was the most incompetent?  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 09:10 PM   #40 
  - Another vote for Monty.  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-30-05 09:13 PM   #43 
     - But he wasn't as incompetent as his direct predecessor in the 8th Army  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 09:14 PM   #44 
        - Auchinleck might deserve credit for even greater incompetence.  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-30-05 09:19 PM   #45 
           - True.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 09:21 PM   #46 
  - MacArthur was considered a god by the Japanese  pres2032   Mar-30-05 09:12 PM   #41 
  - MacArthur  CubsFan1982   Mar-30-05 09:23 PM   #47 
  - Tough choices. Patton probably required the most baby-sitting.  KrazyKat   Mar-30-05 09:27 PM   #48 
  - How could I forget France's asshole of the Century - Charles de Gaulle?  Wat_Tyler   Mar-30-05 09:29 PM   #49 
  - Monty. Absopositivilutely the biggest asshole of the entire war  mikehiggins   Mar-30-05 09:49 PM   #53 
  - Montgomery: because he was an asshole AFTER World War II  terrya   Mar-31-05 06:54 AM   #56 
  - Looks like it's between Monty and MacArthur.  Wat_Tyler   Mar-31-05 10:02 AM   #57 
  - Patton, no doubt  Zuni   Mar-31-05 10:07 AM   #58 
     - Dougout Doug? He did not think up that campaign, it was forced on  WannaJumpMyScooter   Mar-31-05 04:53 PM   #59 
 

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