Dude seriously, read some history before you post.<quoted text>
You do know that all promotions of generals, and their assignment, are made by the president and confirmed by the Senate, don't you. Because of that you end up with few radical lefties or righties.
FDR put MacArthur out to pasture because he was right of center and if it were not for WWII he and Patton and LaMay would have disappeared.
MacArthur was in the Philippines because he loved it there. He was put in command of the Pacific theater along with Nimitz by FDR.
MacArthur was fired by Truman, because of insubordination during the Korean war. There were plenty of signs that the Chinese were going to attack if we got to close to the North Korean/Chinese border, but he chose to ignore them. His ego got to big and he needed to be knocked down. you don't dis the CinC and not get fired.
Again as for LeMay his career continued, and had that idiot had his way during the Cuban missile crisis, we and millions of others wouldn't be here today. He wanted to attack Cuba, which had intermediate range ICBM's that were operational and capable of hitting every city in CONUS. Had we invaded, Fidel surely would have used tactical nukes on the invasion force, thus escalating it to a nuclear war
again with the lack of historical knowledge.<quoted text>
But it is the right of center generals who make the best combat commanders. One of the reasons why Republican presidents put lefty generals as the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff which is a dead end job! And that is why Colon Powell was stuck in D.C. while Schwarzkopf was the field commander in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. If Powell was the combat commander, we would have had thousands of Americans killed in that war.
Just like LBJ is responsible for about half of the deaths of OUR people in Vietnam!
Colin Powell was Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff during the George H.W. Bush administration, which means a Republican put him there. Powell did have a lot of influence on that war. Go read The Commanders by Bob Woodward. Its above a 5th grade reading level, but don't get discourage you should be able to read it in time