This Parallel Between LBJs And Obamas War Plans Will Terrify You

This is more than a bit worrying. Johnson did an outstanding job of messing up the war effort by his ridiculous micro-management. But one has to admit that he did pay attention. With Obama we’re likely to have the spectacle of micromanagement without supervision. Worse, unimaginably worse in every way.

From the Federalist.

Here’s where it gets spooky. Compare that paragraph to the following quote from the book “American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command.” In it, the author recounts a passage from Gen. William Westmoreland’s memoirs about how political interference from a know-it-all president severely hampered the American campaign in Vietnam. The parallels are terrifying:

Westmoreland LBJ Outhouse

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19 Responses to This Parallel Between LBJs And Obamas War Plans Will Terrify You

  1. the unit says:

    Borrowing a comment from over at the site the Federalist because I can’t do better.
    “jw betts, LTC Ret, USA • 20 hours ago
    Too soon we get old, too late we get smart; IF we get smart. Sigh.”

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, how true that is!

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  2. the unit says:

    I was remembering where I was the evening LBJ announced he would not run again. It was on my car radio. It was televised, but I was traveling on a rainy night in Georgia (U.S. 🙂 ). To even hear it was because I was on I-95 near Jacksonville, FL. I was coming from Jacksonville, N.C. where I’d just been signed off from active duty. Coming to Jville, Fl looking for a new job.
    It was a shocking announcement.
    http://www.cfr.org/world/lessons-learned-lbj-announces-he-not-seek-reelection/p27745
    He never thought of abrogation of the Constitution however in the sense of overstaying his welcome. Hope the Dictator we now have will follow at least that part of the Constitution and be gone when specified.

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    • NEO says:

      True enough. LBJ was a lousy president, all things considered, but he was as American as Lincoln, and content with the parameters imposed on the office.

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      • the unit says:

        I like that, you getting serious now and down to the nitty gritty …”but he was American as Lincoln…” If NSA asks me…I say Who Dat said Who Dat? 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          🙂

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  4. the unit says:

    I need a good movie to watch Sunday. What you think about Winds of War? 800 minutes should keep me busy. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      I like it, It’s an outstanding historical romance, and the history in it is pretty accurate as well. 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Heck it’s already 12:40 pm. 800 minutes could be all the time I got left. I’ll watch Thunder Road instead. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Makes sense to me 🙂

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  7. the unit says:

    I found our citizen army to resist tyranny…

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    • the unit says:

      it didn’t post…try again….

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      • the unit says:

        Sorry, will have to figure this out. ‘Til later.

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        • the unit says:

          Last try tonight….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvxNgdFeWqM

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        • NEO says:

          Love it! 🙂

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