4 thoughts on “The 65th anniversary of D-Day

  1. In the afternoon on 6/05/44, General Eisenhower wrote in his own hand this press release: Our landings have failed, and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone”. He put it in his wallet, and forgot about it. A couple of weeks later, he pulled it out, laughed, and commented that thank goodness he had not had to issue it. He threw it into a waistbasket; his naval aide Capt. Butcher retrieved it. What leader today would take total responsibility for a mission if it went wrong?

  2. Answer to Tom TB: certainly none we’ve had in the last 20 years, most certainly not our present glorious leader.

    Response to ST, “Freedom is not free”: it’s as free as the “free health care His Hollowness wishes to foist on us all, and as “free” as all the unconstitutional crap foisted on we, the people, for nearly the last century. Fortunately, there’ve always been those willing to pay the price so that, today, a person of highly questionable ethical background can squander our entire inheritance for his own ivory tower arrogance and ignorance.

  3. You know Tom I have to wonder about that note. It almost seems to me that Ike penned a suicide note. If you really look at the idea of failure on his mind, he would have been looking at losses up to 100,000 soldiers, and I don’t know if I could have lived with that on my conscience. Ike was a man of honor in a tough place had D-Day had failed. Thank God D-Day was a success. – Lorica

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