Ah, Gen Schwarzkopf served under GHW Bush and Bush-41 did what LBJ could not do and that was to give ONE order and then let the military do their job. The first battle of the Persian Gulf War lasted only 100 hours because of that!!!<quoted text>
GWB ? pleaase indicate which war GWB won. Schwarzkopf was something else. Great tactician, warrior and erudite individual. Had you read his book, you would not like him, as I've got him pegged as a progressive. But even Schwarzkopf would've had to take orders from GWB, Cheney, Rumsfeld and ...Halliburton, thereby incurring failure in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle class, which you vaunted in your last post, put an end to the US participation in Vietnam by bending ears of influential people like Cronkite. You're not too good at this, now are you?
And in the second Battle of the Persian Gulf War, Bush-43 gave Gen. Franks the same order, win the battle, and then kept his mouth shut until the battle was over.
LBJ, with Robert McNamara, micro managed the war and screwed it up and costs us ten of thousands of American lives that would not have happened if he had not.
By the way, that is what Hitler did to lose the war. When politicians think they are smarter than professional generals, the war will end badly.