Wednesday, November 11, 2009

There. He Said It.

clipped from

Eisenhower’s prepared statement in the event of the failure of the D-Day landings:

“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Harve area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

Taking the blame when blame is appropriate is what good leaders do. But I guess by definition that when there is a failure of leadership, the leader (being a poor one) will never acknowledge it.

General Casey made the Freudian slip of slips on Meet the Press:

“And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse ….”

The real lives of real American soldiers are not as important as the diversity totem. There. He said it.