Target Centermass

8/21/2006

Quote of the Week, 21 AUG 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 9:55 pm

The history of failure in war can be summed up in two words: too late. Too late in comprehending the deadly purpose of a potential enemy; too late in realizing the mortal danger; too late in preparedness; too late in uniting all possible forces for resistance; too late in standing with one’s friends.

—General Douglas MacArthur

8/14/2006

Quote of the Week, 14 AUG 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 9:42 pm

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.

—Dwight D. Eisenhower

8/7/2006

Quote of the Week, 7 AUG 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 10:17 pm

You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.

—William Randolph Hearst, in a telegram to Frederic Remington

7/30/2006

Quote of the Week, 30 JUL 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 10:44 pm

They wish to hell they were someplace else, and they wish to hell they would get relief. They wish to hell the mud was dry and they wish to hell their coffee was hot. They want to go home. But they stay in their wet holes and fight, and then they climb out and crawl through minefields and fight some more.

—Bill Mauldin

4/25/2006

Quote of the Week, 25 APR 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 10:18 pm

Our warfighting concept has to take account of the fact that almost nothing ever works right. As with the game of golf, our only real hope is to make smaller mistakes.

—General Merrill McPeak

4/17/2006

Quote of the Week, 17 APR 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 10:27 pm

I didn’t fire him [General MacArthur] because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he was, but that’s not against the law for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail.

—Harry Truman

4/9/2006

Quote of the Week, 9 APR 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 10:17 pm

When a nation shows a civilized horror of war, it receives directly the punishment of its mistake. God changes its sex, despoils it of its common mark of virility, changes it into a feminine nation and sends conquerors to ravish it of its honor.

—Donoso Cortes

4/3/2006

Quote of the Week, 3 APR 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 8:27 pm

They’ve got us surrounded again, the poor bastards.

—Creighton Abrams

3/27/2006

Quote of the Week, 27 MAR 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 9:41 pm

To put it bluntly, mushy descriptions of peace operations as humanitarian, and neutral efforts to promote peace, stability and motherhood don’t go far enough to explain why so many soldiers die in them or why they so strain the resources of intervening states.

—Colonel Robert C. Owen

3/19/2006

Quote of the Week, 19 MAR 06

Filed under: — Gunner @ 10:30 pm

You will usually find that the enemy has three courses open to him, and of these he will adopt the fourth.

—Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke, the Elder

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