From: Mosquito Bite, Texas
It sure seems that some of you believe that Germany was destined to lose the war on June 23, 1941. Twenty-four hours into the campaign and it was over. Finis. Done. Carve up the Fatherland, start the trials.
Well, I don't. The odds may have been pretty long once the attack began because campaign against the Soviet Union may have been Herr Hitler's largest blunder, but I don't recall all of the Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin patting themselves on the back at their luck, and having conversations about dividing up the spoils. To the contrary, it seems like their general reaction was "oh crap!" They sure seemed to think that they could lose the war. And you know, they may have been right.
Occasionally, and randomly, problems and solutions collide. The probability of these collisions is inversely related to the number of committees working on the solutions. -- Me.