Wednesday, February 09, 2005

A General Speaks

I'm lagging a few days behind the news at the moment- in addition to being laid low by a nasty chest infection my PC also decided to fail on my causing a fresh Windows install. Arrgh! Anyway, on the topic of the USMC General saying that it was fun to shoot terrorists- how about this quote from Patton-

"We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we've got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living Goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun c**ksuckers by the bushel-f**king-basket. War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it's the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you'll know what to do!"

I wonder how the press would have reacted to that? The whole speech can be found here.

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