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Posted on 08/16/2011 6:06:52 PM PDT by gusopol3
But on one policy Truman went further than his top advisers or Dewey's. When the Soviets blocked land access to West Berlin in June 1948, Truman's advisers -- men of the caliber of George Marshall and Omar Bradley -- said that it was impossible to supply food and fuel to Berlin and we should just abandon it.
At a crucial meeting in July 1948 Truman listened to this advice. After others finished talking, Truman said simply, "We're not leaving Berlin." Gen. Lucius Clay, our proconsul in Germany, set about organizing what became the Berlin airlift.
Gen. William Tunner, who had run the wartime airlift from Burma to China, made the Berlin airlift work. Vast quantities of food and coal -- far more than experts had estimated -- were brought into Tempelhof Airport on planes landing in foul weather every 90 seconds. The pilots took to throwing out pieces of candy to the hungry kids lining the runways.
Andrei Cherny, now chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party, tells the story in his book "The Candy Bombers." He argues persuasively that the Berlin airlift -- an example of American strength, determination, technological prowess and generosity -- played a key role in re-electing Truman.
Truman's tough stand against communist aggression played a key part in his upset victory in 1948. Will Barack Obama have a similar accomplishment? Or will he be seen as impotent against our enemies, as was Jimmy Carter?
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Someone clearly reads FR. I just reported how similar the Truman situation is to Obama and speculated whether Obama would get a moment like Truman with the Berlin Airlift.
Comparing Obama to Truman is yet another example of the sort of latter-day journalistic idiocy that infects the press of the entire nation.
It’s like comparing Jack Tunney to Bozo the Clown.
You have your opinion and I have mine.
Mo-DOT gets it wrong sometimes !
So, you are saying that it is OK for a general officer to publicly ridicule the President?
Wow. What a liberal mindset I have. Thanks for clearing that up.
>> “So, you are saying that it is OK for a general officer to publicly ridicule the President?” <<
That president definitely need to be ridiculed, and exposed.
Mac did what he did at his own risk, and there was no superior course of action under the circumstances. Truman was every bit as destructive to the entire world as Obama is today.
So, if he did what he did at his own risk, he was risking exactly what happened.
As I said before, I think Truman was nothing more than a hack.
But as they say, you salute the rank not the person.
A hack that delivered nuclear technology to the most dangerous nation on Earth.
The schmuck stops here.
can’t forget this rant..
Jimmy Barack Hoover.