From: Winnipeg, MB
ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
It's "General Marshall", Captain Mandrake.
Yes, forgot about the Presidents.
FDR gets good marks from Ricks
Truman took too long to sack MacArthur..hard to argue with that.
Johnson and JFK are blamed for the Vietnam war..along with Taylor
Nixon gets credit for at least knowing what he wanted to do.
I wasnt around then but I remember reading in one of the "history" books that Truman waited until the Republican nomination for Prez passed, because McA could of had the Republican nomination if he wanted it. Truman's people didn't think McA would lose and the results sort of speak for themselves... Chicago Tribune says Dewey beats Truman!!
OMG - if MacA had been elected president, he would have been in postion to use the atomic bomb he wanted to use on the Chinese during the Korean war!
Never thought I'd be grateful for a slick political trick, but Truman did the right thing there!
No matter how bad a situation is, you can always make it worse. - Chris Hadfield : An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth