Skip to comments.The Famous Patton Speech
Posted on 06/03/2009 12:42:40 PM PDT by DFG
"Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American."
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"This is from from General Alexander, sir, reminding you that you are not to take Palermo."
Well, it used to be, anyway.
“I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. Just like I’d shoot a snake!”
If General Patton were alive today he would vomit on the very political leaders we now have that are taking our country toward the very thing he defeated.
Interestingly, Rommel was an infantry officer who only began to lead armored units late in his career. His first book was about infantry in the attack.
Yes, the movie "Patton" took a bit of literary license on that one!
Commander in Chief is above President “I voted present”’s paygrade.
He was a true American hero!
Thanks for posting.
>>If General Patton were alive today he would vomit on the very political leaders we now have that are taking our country toward the very thing he defeated.<<
If General Patton were alive today he would not be granted a commission. He’d never make it past Political Correctness 101 or Rules of Engagement.
Rommel and Patton had a lot in common. They both liked to play on offense. They both believed in armor and tanks were instrumental to that end in modern warfare. Above all, they were both noble soldiers whose attributes outweighed their faults.
That was before we had to get permission from some desk jockey in Washington and a dozen lawyers to shoot back.
Well, one thing we know: Rommel was forced to commit suicide after the July 20th Bomb Plot because of his involvement in the conspiracy.
I don’t think he’d vomit; I think he would kick their a$$es!
Actually, Rommel’s name was on a list the conspirators had of people they wanted in the post-Hitler government. It’s never been clear, however, whether Rommel was actually communicating with them. Regardless, the high command, including Rundstedt, threw Rommel under the bus. The suicide pact kept everything quiet and allowed his wife to get his pension.
The museum at Ft Knox is a must see for any admirer
of General Patton,so many of his personal belongings to see.
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