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Can a career four-star general really be "immature"?

By maxwell edison ·

Personally speaking, I think not.

Such a claim speaks more towards the Obama Admimistration than it does towards the general.

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I think

by santeewelding In reply to Can a career four-star ge ...

At the moment, all I can do is hold my breath.

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All too many people use . . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to I think

..... the immature (or not mature) word. I'm not sure why it really applies to anyone over ~25.

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by santeewelding In reply to All too many people use . ...

The White House gets to say anything it wants. The general doesn't.

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Even General Douglas MacArthur got fired. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Peripheral

..... by a haberdasher from Missouri that very few people respected (at the time).

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by santeewelding In reply to Even General Douglas MacA ...

I remember that (I got me 60+ to your 50+). I think it was -- who? -- Lincoln that did it before that. In any case, it is rare and it is serious. Each is cornered and there is no way out but the hard way.

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General MacArthur, however. . . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Precisely

Openly defied and acted against President Truman's explicit orders. McCrystal, on the other hand, merely expressed an opinion to a reporter. (Not to excuse such voicing of opinion, but to only note the difference.)

And Lincoln, I believe, fired more generals than we can count - finally settling on my very own G-G-G-G Uncle, U.S. Grant (Yes, he really was.)

P.S. I really like Truman, by the way. (And I grew up not too far from his home in Independence, Missouri.)

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I specially liked him

by santeewelding In reply to General MacArthur, howeve ...

For the roll of toilet paper he kept on his desk.

Everybody uses it, he said; even, Maxwell.

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hmm that could be where the expression

by Jaqui In reply to General MacArthur, howeve ...

opinions are like a$$holes, everyone has one and they usually stink. got it's inspiration.

Truman's roll of TP.

edit for typo

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A boyhood regret (in hindsight)

by maxwell edison In reply to General MacArthur, howeve ...

I could have literally, without a doubt, taken the city bus (or asked my parents to take me) from my home just across the Missouri/Kansas state line to Truman's home in Independence, Missouri (probably ~25 miles), knocked on the door, and sat on the former president's front porch to pass the time, chew the fat, etc., with Harry S Truman.

I sure wish I would have done that.

I don't agree with all of his policies, but I sure like the moxie he had.

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Maxwell: You're a Scion then?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to General MacArthur, howeve ...

Are you related to the Edison too?

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