Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Looking For An S.O.B. To Make Our Own

Author Max Boot reviews a new book on the U.S. military campaign in North Africa during World War II called An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson at OpinionJournal.com and includes this beautiful snippet on General George S. Patton:

Patton introduced himself to one of his division commanders by asking "Terry, where is your foxhole?" When Gen. Terry de la Mesa Allen pointed to a slit trench outside his tent, Mr. Atkinson writes, "Patton unzipped his fly and urinated in it, thereby indicating his contempt of passive defenses."

Let's hope that the military still has a couple of Patton like characters hanging around to lead the coming campaign against Iraq.

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