Nah, I really didn't intend to insult Monty. However, I'll be damned if I pretend he was a great military mind.
The Britts love Monty like American's love FDR. Interestingly, the differences in Monty and Patton reflect the differences in our culture. The Britts disdain for Patton, and "Cowboys" in general, reflect a certain bigotry towards Americans. Most seem to think Americans are unprofessional, reckless, ignorant, and uneducated. Notice the implication that Patton was less educated then Monty. Monty was educated at Dunkirk, Monty failed to pay attention, at least Patton did.
This bigotry hinders their military's ability appreciate Maneuver Warfare...which Patton embodied. (probably because they think it's mispelled). This seems to be true today, during the first Gulf War, a certain Britt commander refused to fight alongside the USMC, who has adopted maneuver warfare as doctrine. The reason given was the Marines "recklessness". The Marines, and maneuver warfare, won that war. I don't recall the Britt commanders name.
Monty, was surely better than this clown, who trys to dress like him. Monty was probably a better man than most of us. But he was not Patton's better, especially not in combat.
posted on 11/18/2003 10:38:02 AM PST
by Dead Dog
To: Dead Dog
Well, I'll accept your anaysis as close to accurate and the nearest thing to an apology as we are likely to get...:-)
BTW Brits are Brits, not Britts, there is only one T in British.
posted on 11/18/2003 12:08:43 PM PST
by Wil H
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