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Old 12-13-2019, 04:40 PM   #16
Weaponized Funk
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post

Of course like everything else these days there are Monday morning quarterbacks telling us what we coulda, shoulda, woulda.
Fuck them, they weren't there.
On the contrary, our leadership in World War 2 was so good that it's kind of spooky, both on the military side and on the civilian/political side.

What are the odds that we would get a Halsey AND a Nimitz, a Patton AND a MacArthur AND a Mark Clark AND an Omar Bradley and all the rest?

Leaving aside getting both FDR and Truman back-to-back.
Finagle's Law takes no prisoners.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:48 PM   #17
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I watched Midway tonight, we just may win this thing.
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