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You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young men carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.

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Who would best command "The War on Terrorism"

General George S. Patton, Jr.32 %32 %32 % 32.14 % (36)
General Robert E. Lee3 %3 %3 % 3.57 % (4)
General William Westmoreland2 %2 %2 % 2.68 % (3)
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt5 %5 %5 % 5.36 % (6)
General Ulysses S. Grant1 %1 %1 % 1.79 % (2)
General Dwight D. Eisenhower7 %7 %7 % 7.14 % (8)
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf16 %16 %16 % 16.07 % (18)
General William Tecumseh Sherman6 %6 %6 % 6.25 % (7)
General Tommy Franks17 %17 %17 % 17.86 % (20)
Other, please state7 %7 %7 % 7.14 % (8)

Total votes: 112
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Re: Who would best command
by chilidog
on Jan 07, 2002

President Bush


Re: Who would best command
by David
on Jan 07, 2002

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel


Re: Who would best command
by Anonymous
on Jan 09, 2002

William T. Sherman


Re: Who would best command
by Anonymous
on Jan 13, 2002

Well I guess you all weren't listenin' when I voted for Deadmanwalking so I guess I'll vote for Arrow and if that don't do it then just sign both of us up for the job. Our plan is to corner the market on toilet paper, Give 'em lots of MRE's with lots of greasey food in it with plenty of water and pop corn along with a good supply of prunes and then ...drumroll here..Don't sell 'em any toilet paper!!!!!!! We figure they will give it up in three days and then the coup de gras..we're gonna let them mop up the place......Deadmanwalking, under command of Generalisimo Arrow.


Re: Who would best command
by David
on Jan 13, 2002

LOL, excellent plan ;)


Re: Who would best command
by David
on Jan 13, 2002

Oh I just thought of one problem with this plan, they do not use toilet paper to begin with. Might be better to sell them the MRE's and then withhold water instead. I have seen this have some very bad side effects ;-)


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