What Would Patton Say About the Present War?
by Victor Davis Hanson, October 23, 2004
(excert from article)
“Patton, who was both learned and yet not smug about the power of the primordial emotions,
understood perfectly the irrational nature of warfare, and the effect that utter defeat or
glorious victory have upon an otherwise rational people. No wonder he hated war defined as
a purely bureaucratic enterprise or a purely material and industrial challenge, inasmuch as
neither can change the hearts of men that need to be changed, usually increase the body count,
and rarely lead to lasting peace. We should remember wild-eyed George Patton in our Fallujahs to come.”
A rather topical lecture using the views of Gen. George Patton given recently by Victor David Hanson.
Its focus is about what he believes would be the actions/reactions of US General George Patton to todays
Iraqui situation. Quite interesting to see this analyized thru Pattons eyes.