Jim wrote: rangertough wrote:
An event that to me proved MacArthur was a coward of the lowest order.
Tough. You aren't. MacArthur had to take the Army to Australia. He took the war to the Japaneese.
"I aren't" what? could you please elaborate on what you are referring to. I'm not tough?
MacA would disobey any order given him that did not improve his career. Getting killed by the Japanese certainly would have put a crimp on that.
He bailed, he bravely turned his tail and fled, HE LEFT HIS MEN. The fucker didn't try very hard to resign his commission. I'm almost certain he didn't feel one ounce of shame.
As far as him "Taking it to the Japanese", how fucking hard is it to devise a strategy that basicly goes from island to island on a generally straight line to your objective all the while pissing Marines away and never making a landing with them? Finesse was not his strong suit.
He finally got his when he was fired THE SECOND TIME. I'm sure it humiliated him, he should of been allowed to commit seppuku and slit his belly.
He was a shit and a momma's boy.