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 Posted: Fri Aug 11th, 2006 12:25 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

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If Ken Burns said that, then Ken Burns is an idiot.

Let's leave aside the ridiculous proposition of comparing what is a deity to some with a sometimes competent Civil War general. Greater than Socrates? Aristotle? The greatest thinkers, philosophers, humanitarians and leaders of all time? The word hogwash keeps popping into my head.

I'm not a "Lee-hater" but I certainly am not one that believes he walked on water. Not only don't I believe he was the best Civil War general, I don't even think he was the best Southern general. He was great at rare times; competent most times; imprudent, rash and a rather poor leader at other times.

Last edited on Fri Aug 11th, 2006 12:26 pm by javal1

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