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Re: A giant of a man
How many remember the little prayer that circulated just after the Inchon
invasion, or was that a just a raid. Anyway it started "Our father, which
ar't from Tokyo, Douglas be thy name, etc."
From: RonaldS842@aol.com <RonaldS842@aol.com>
To: KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ku.edu <KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ku.edu>
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 10:24 PM
Subject: Re: A giant of a man
>In a message dated 7/12/01 2:59:23 AM, Jhk789@aol.com writes:
>I am very impressed with your royalty to
>Big Mac, who would have used atomic
>bombs on the Chinese & Koreans if given a free hand.
> I'm not sure of that John. Give credit where due. MacArthur spoke out
>regularly on public issues and was consulted by every U.S. president. He
>completed his reminiscences shortly before his death and his retirement
>speech will live forever.
> Although egotistical and imperious he could also be warmhearted, human,
>witty, and he was extremely intelligent. He was not a demi-god, not a
>definately not a loose canon. My previous statment equating him too God was
>way too strong, and I take it back :-).
> Our well being might well have been better in his hands than in many
>others in power at the time. But it is easy to second guess. We won in the
> He ran the military the way I would like to see it run. MacArthur as
>president would be an entirly different discussion.