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Remember What Honor Was? On the Passing of a General -- and More

silentCalfan Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 2:45 AM
General Schwarzkopf may have been the greatest military leader in American history. His utter destruction of the world's fourth largest army in a mere four days of ground combat, with minimal casualties on our side, speaks for itself.

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."

-- Norman Schwarzkopf, General, U.S. Army

It is a time when so many virtues have dimmed -- to the point where they may be confused with their opposite. Leadership becomes the art of assigning responsibility for failure to others. (See the news out of Washington.) Victory has become a bad word, just as war is now called Overseas Contingency Operations. By our vocabulary you shall know us. And know our times. Ambition, success, individual achievement, even greatness ... all those...