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    MartinS is offline
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    Smile Stormin Norman

    RIP Norman Schwarzkopf........
    Sometimes there's Justice, sometimes there's just us.

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    andynap is offline
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    Should have taken Hussein down when he had the chance and would have eliminated the current war and loss of life. Probably not his call but that's my opinion.


    Andy

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    Amen.

    I was adopted by a black kitten while vacationing on St Martin and named him Scwartzkopf.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    andynap is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Amen.

    I was adopted by a black kitten while vacationing on St Martin and named him Scwartzkopf.

    THe cats on St Martin are probably the smartest beggar cats in the world.


    Andy

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    Earl is offline
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    The right man at the right time for the job.
    EARL
    Still Alive and Kickin'!!!

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    MartinS is offline
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    As I remember,,, he wanted to keep pushing ahead but was ordered by the president to stand down.
    Sometimes there's Justice, sometimes there's just us.

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    amyb is offline
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    That's how I remember it too. Another case of not listening to the military leaders and winding things up before there is a real solution and a real peace in place.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    NHDiane is offline
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    A very impressive man and warrior IMHO...RIP
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    tim is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinS View Post
    As I remember,,, he wanted to keep pushing ahead but was ordered by the president to stand down.
    It's my understanding that Colin Powell played a big role in that decision. I agree, too bad!
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    phil62 is offline
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    I believe you are correct. The decision was political, rather than military, and was not, in the light of history, or even at that time, a good one. I believe the General himself said that if the job wasn't finished then, we would have to go back later. And Colin Powell, who supported the decision to stop the war after Kuwait was liberated, was caught between a rock and a hard place.

    Hindsight, as the saying goes, is always 20/20.

    Phil

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