To: Dead Dog
Since you ask...
From "The War between the Generals" by David Irving
Patton "told his staff that he could not understand how the Arabs could share their hovels with animals. Arriving in Sicily, he added that he could not understand how the animals could live with Sicilians in their yards." By the end of the war Patton was expressing serious doubts about the results of the conflict. In a letter to his wife, he confessed: "Berlin gave me the blues. We have destroyed what could have been a good race and we [are] about to replace them with Mongolian savages." And in another letter, Patton admitted: "The stuff in the papers about fraternization is all wet... All that sort of writing is done by Jews to get revenge. Actually, the Germans are the only decent people left in Europe... I prefer the Germans. So do our cousins [the British]." After touring refugee camps he came to see Jews as "lower than animals."
posted on 11/17/2003 7:39:40 PM PST
by Wil H
To: Wil H
OK guys, let's not re-fight WWII, especially since we've both got our young men and women fighting side by side to keep this war on terror from turning into WWIII.
I don't think anyone meant to insult Monty, I think they were insulting this guy's attempt to look like Monty when he's less than half the man.
To: Wil H
Patton was an old school aristocrat and a nutjob in almost every way. Fortunately for the US he wound up serving his contry in a role for which he was ideally suited. The miracle was that he survived such a long career in the peacetime army without resigning or blowing his brains out from sheer desperate boredom.
posted on 11/17/2003 7:50:07 PM PST
To: Wil H
After touring refugee camps he came to see Jews as "lower than animals."
Pretty context dependent don't you think?
posted on 11/18/2003 10:10:25 AM PST
by Dead Dog
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