Britain did not hang eastern Europe out to dry. They declared war the minute Hitler invaded Poland. Chamberlin did whatever he could do to prevent that from happening: Stalin did very much the same thing. Hitler's actions were no suprise to anyone.
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At that point, the brits and the french combined were a lot more ready then the Germans were. Learn the history or continue looking ignorant.The Brits and French where in no condition for war.
Which part of "I have no use for establishment politicians in either party do you not understand? Or do you not understand what "partisanship is?Stop lying. Seriously. Do all extreme partisans have a lying quota they have to make daily?
You are just lashing out now. Yawn. I will also take it that you do not understand the difference between "partisan and leaning to the left or the right".You aren't a partisan? Are you kidding me? Even the right leaning moderators can't agree with that. Anything you say is tainted due to your obscene level of partisan behavior.
Again, I don't have time to teach you. I will just point out that I doubt that you understand what was at stake.And you think they should have gone to war with that? Please, why?
Obviously you do not understand the context in which Rumsfeld made that statement. It was in regards to a question by a soldier regarding the military having to catch up on armor plating for Humvees and other military vehicles in convoys to protect them from IEDs set up by insurgents. You are attempting to take the readiness aspect to an extreme level. There are always adjustments that end up being made on the battlefield. The kind of readiness you are attempting to portray is simply not possible. Like it or not, the US military was more prepared and ready for war then any military force on the entire planet. That does not mean that enemy tactics will not change and become dangerous.Wrong. The US military was geared for conventional warfare. We were not ready at all for COIN operations and it showed. Even Rumsfeld admitted we were not ready with his line "you go to war with the army you have." How can you claim we were ready for war.....yet not ready for the actual combat we saw? That logically does not make sense.
I find the fact that you are putting up a link to a book and expecting me to read it as quite amusing, considering your response to my suggestion that you read the book: "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William Shirer. You merely ranted: "Partisan! Partisan!Read Lt. Col Nagal's work. Especially considering he was there in Iraq, he was placed on the COIN think tank and reported directly to the top. No, the US was not ready and you are ignorant for saying so.
By the way, I was on a carrier in the south china sea, '63 to '66. You?
Sure, I am quite certain many Iraqi's could use some new boots.
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