14 April 2010

Wednesday Light

So a certain bloggerette took the "what general are you" quiz on Facebook and wound up with General William T. Sherman.

Irony: She attends the University of Georgia.

According to the quiz, the quintessential general who's skilled with dealing with the media and navigating the political landscape is...General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. I would have immediately thought of Gen. Colin Powell or Gen. David H. Petraeus, but "Stormin' Norman" would suffice.

I should also note that General Petraeus is just as adept at strategy as he is at Guitar Hero, judging by his message to the Milblogger Conference 2010 (H/T USO Girls):


Andy Kravetz said...

Really, Stormin' Norman made the first Gulf War seem like a video game. He was able to having that big swing left out in the desert and no one was the wiser and was able to use the press to convince the Iraqis of a beach landing on the other side of the AO. I agree the other two are deft in their skills but Norm was the man.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Possibly the 1st time the Press was pressed into service to dicombobulate the enemy. Later used again in that '18 day sand storm' that really only lasted 18 hours in the 20 day blitz to Bahgdad.

Schwarzkopf's big swing left was a mirror image of what v. Mellenthin led and used on the Brits in Afrika Korps (v. Mellenthin's "Panzer Battles".

Sherman still has one of the best one liners:

"I aim to make the enemy howl!"