Now is the time to get the facts, just the facts
and no flag-waving hypes, on Gen. MacArthur. Will the
real MacArthur stand up?
As I recall, the History Channel aired a
documentary on the General - under its Military Blunders series.
MacArthurs's decision to invade North Korea was judged a blunder.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: Giant man revisited
At 02:10 PM 7/20/01 EDT, RonaldS842@aol.com
> But his real ire is spent on General
MacArthur and if Joe is right
>MacArthur was a real slime ball, and
sleazy to boot. My question is how did
>the General earn his long
impressive record if he was such a jerk? But Joe's
>book is pretty well
researched so I'm inclined to believe what he has to
> Joe says MacArthur would invite 4 or 5 prostitutes up to
his room to
>for the night but wouldn't screw any of them, he
just wanted adulation.
>Hmmm...a bit of double entente here
> I don't want to reveal the plot but I don't think Joe
>much. And I'm not sure of the title; Korea, the untold
story of the War. I
>kept looking for the untold story.
who wants to is welcome to reach any conclusion they wish to on
MacArthur. He was an epic creature and, as is the case with all
creatures, he had both epic virtues and epic faults.
But this stuff
about the prostitutes is absolutely absurd, and I would
appreciate a source
beyond this book for this. We KNOW where MacArthur
spent his time,
and that was divided between the Dai Ichi Building and the
where he lived. He didn't have a "room": he had an
which he shared with his wife and son.
He DID have an affair
with a Philippine lady in the early 1930's, before he
met Jean, which led
to his contretemps with Drew Pearson -- while Truman
Pearson, MacArthur simply judged the man to be the
lightweight he was, and
let it go.
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