Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Master On War


Right Wing News has a great selection of quotes by George S. Patton, which I find especially fitting for the present condition. I also have little trouble imagining his reaction to the pessimists and limp-spined expectations of the Left.

To those in Congress talking about delaying Judicial And Social Security Reform:

A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week

To those who think accommodation with the Democratic Minority is preferable to pushing through on the programs Republicans promised to get through:

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.”

To those who count our losses and worry:

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.”

To those who think we should quit and go home:

Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to get the b*stards who started it.”

To those who think we are doing too much right now:

I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”

To those who say we need to wait until we have everything line up just so:

We have got by due to persistence and on the ability to make plans fit circumstances. The other armies try to make circumstances fit plans.”

And if he were here right now, I have absolutely no doubt that General Patton would have two words for Senate Majority Leader Frist, on the matter of the unconstitutional tactic of a minority using the filibuster to prevent a simple vote on Federal Appeals Court nominees:


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