Patton didn't want rank and file SS troops at the end of the war charged with war crimes either.
No, he just wanted them rearmed and aimed east.
Not necessarily a bad idea, but I would've been too Old Testament with SS troops to have any left in my AO.
The public didn't care about the SS stuff anyways.
Those who did care didn't like Tailgunner Joe siding with pond scum. And Tailgunner Joe was looking for an issue to make his own. Not because he actually believed it, but because he was just another political hustler in a town rife with political hustlers.
That is just another liberal hit on McCarthy.
I don't view McCarthy as anything other than another political opportunist.
posted on 07/16/2003 2:57:58 PM PDT
(Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.)
The truth is somewhere in the middle I suspect. Every pol is a political opportunist, that is their job and rightly so! I want my pols to take opportunities to promote my causes.
To steal a line from Pat, McCarthy was more sinned against than sinning. Any person who attempted to stand-up against the communist supporters and liberal left would have been pillard. Every statement, every action, every utterance would have been taken out of context. You are only fooling yourself if you believe there could have been a right way.
Recent examples: Bork, Clarence Thomas, Lott, Miguel Estrada, Priscilla Owen, Ronald Reagan, etc...
You are the same guy who wants the California GOP run by social leftists, right? Social leftism, anti-anti-Communism, what are the rest of your "conservative" credentials?
posted on 07/18/2003 7:51:35 AM PDT
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