Friday, April 17, 2015

General Martin Dempsey Says Fall of Ramadi Would Be "OK"

"Good news, mein Fuehrer. Berlin has fallen, but it's OK."

(Garmisch is still holding out.)

I sure hate to criticize any military leader, but this guy Martin Dempsey sure leaves me shaking my head. As ISIS closes in on the Iraqi city of Ramadi, he downplays the importance of the town. That doesn't please John McCain, who points out that American soldiers died fighting for that city.

"I would much rather that Ramadi not fall, but it won't be the end of the campaign should it fall," 

That's the spirit.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

American soldiers died to turn the city over to a pack of politicized cowards who ran away and left all their equipment in the hands of ISIS. Dempsey knows what he's talking about.

Gary Fouse said...

Good thing Dempsey wasn't around for Pearl harbor. He would have said it was OK.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

No, he wouldn't. He might have said, if Chiang Kai Shek is driven out of Kwangtung, we can still win the Battle of Midway. He might even have suggested getting the Pacific fleet out into open water where it could fight effectively. And he definitely would not have said "Our biggest worry is sabotage. Get those planes out of their camouflage and park them wing-tip to wing-tip in plain sight in the middle of the runway," (which some idiot with a high rank actually did, with well known results).