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    Re: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    Rest in peace.

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    Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    1) Socialism has little to do with this issue.

    2) If we want to discuss the Iraq War, yes, the Gulf War was a precursor to it. However, the Iran-Iraq War was a precursor to the Gulf War, and 99% of Americans don't even know there was one, let alone that the U.S. supported Iraq during that conflict, despite the Iraqis firing on the USS Stark. But that does not stop those ignorant of the Iran-Iraq War from being opinionated on the Iraq War, or even the Persian Gulf War.
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    Re: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    His leadership role in Operation Desert Storm beats any general who were in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Re: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    Saw this when I opened up my copy of The Star Ledger. A damn shame we lost him.
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    Re: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    rest in peace.

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    Re: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

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    Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies



    Nothing much I can add, I liked him.
    I read his "It doesn't take a hero" book many years ago and also remember some of his press conferences on TV back during Desert Storm when he led CENTCOM.

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    Re: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Don't be too harsh on him. For one, it was pretty recent. For another, it was very short. For a third, it wasn't all that sexy of a war.

    The Desert Shield and Desert Storm is one of those forgotten wars that we've forgotten because of how quickly it went, much to the dismay of those military men who fought in it. After all, the only major mainstream depictions of the Gulf War are the films "Jarhead" and "Three Kings," and those aren't entirely celebratory of the conflict.

    Personally, I think the Cold War is another one. I seriously doubt that most people could name a flag officer from the Cold War, and especially so if you take out those who also served in World War II.
    General Montgomery Meigs. He was my Cavalry Squadron Commander when he was a lieutentant colonel.
    General Alexander Haig. He was the NATO commander when I was a 2nd Lieutenant. He visited my platoon.
    General C. Powell. He was the first political general I was aware of. I never liked him.
    General Shalikashvili. He was the commander of the 9th Infantry Division when I served at Fort Lewis.

    With a few more minutes of thought I could come up with a dozen more names. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    General Montgomery Meigs. He was my Cavalry Squadron Commander when he was a lieutentant colonel.
    General Alexander Haig. He was the NATO commander when I was a 2nd Lieutenant. He visited my platoon.
    General C. Powell. He was the first political general I was aware of. I never liked him.
    General Shalikashvili. He was the commander of the 9th Infantry Division when I served at Fort Lewis.

    With a few more minutes of thought I could come up with a dozen more names. :-)
    I did say "most people."
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    Re: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    1) Socialism has little to do with this issue.

    2) If we want to discuss the Iraq War, yes, the Gulf War was a precursor to it. However, the Iran-Iraq War was a precursor to the Gulf War, and 99% of Americans don't even know there was one, let alone that the U.S. supported Iraq during that conflict, despite the Iraqis firing on the USS Stark. But that does not stop those ignorant of the Iran-Iraq War from being opinionated on the Iraq War, or even the Persian Gulf War.
    Do you know what RIP threads are about? It doesn't appear that you do.
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    Re: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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