The Republican Party is going to make a run to regain power in the Senate as well as in the House in 2014. The party seems to be at low ebb as of 2013, so I thought that I should remind Republicans that you supported one of the greatest Americans and one of the most brilliant military leaders in the history of the world, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Gen. Eisenhower advocated the strategy that won World War II. He then followed this feat with setting forth the strategy that won the Cold War.
While commanding the armed forces in the European Theatre of Operations, he along with Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt hatched the brilliant plan to pit the murdering maniac Hitler against the psychopath Joseph Stalin. The plan was that Germany attack and defeat the Soviet Army, and that the allies would destroy what remained of the Germany Army after it had been decimated by its treacherous attack on the Russians.
Eisenhower was one of the few military leaders who was not shocked when the Russian people, not their evil government, stood toe-to-toe with the Germans and defeated them in bloody battle after battle. The Germans never took Leningrad, although the Russians had to live on wallpaper paste soup flavored with human flesh. Eisenhower said supply the Russians, supply the Russians, supply the Russians, and the brave, fanatical people held Stalingrad.
The Germans learned the word defeat at Stalingrad. The tank Battle at Kursk was one of the worst defeats that the German tiger tanks had ever experienced. Historians still marvel at the Russian T-34 tank that could take a hit and return a death blow.
The brilliant leadership of General Eisenhower led to American deaths in the hundreds of thousands, while the Germans lost millions, and the Russians lost millions. Once Germany was defeated, the Russian threat of invasion, as well as the development of the bomb, forced the Japanese to surrender.
President Eisenhower was faced with one foe defeated and the Soviet Union left to be vanquished. The president used a variation of the same strategy he used during World War II. He pitted fascist dictators against communist aggressors. He normalized relations with the dictator Franco of Spain. He overthrew the government of Iran. He fought communism in every country either with good old American democracy or, if he had to, fascism.
The strategy worked and culminated with the fall of the Soviet Union under the watch of President George H.W. Bush, who was an ex-CIA director. Ronald Reagan is certainly to be praised for taking up the standard that Eisenhower had to lay down when he left the presidency, but make no mistake about it, this was the Eisenhower plan.
When Osama Bin Laden launched his attack on 9/11, I stupidly wondered aloud why the United States counter attack was so stupid and clumsy. The answer was that we no longer have Eisenhower.
We could use another Eisenhower to take up the mantle of protection against this evil man's threat.