Patton gets a bad rap. Okay, sure, there’s that story about being on the hill in Italy and claiming he’d been there before when he was a Roman emperor, but I just call that colourful, not crazy. Yeah, okay, so there was that slapping incident too. Yeah, and the flashy clothes and loud speakers. Fucking with everyone around him, including joking that he could drive the British back for another Dunkirk. What’s not to love? This is the kind of shit you want in a general.
I do actually think the U.S. should have gone after the communists then. I know I’ve said this before, but I’m not quite sure what the point was in going after fascist dictators running riot over Central Europe and China only to have communist dictators running riot over Central Europe and China. That’s one of those annoying problems with democracies – people don’t have the sack to finish what they started.