Monday, September 10, 2007

Ain't It the Truth? Always, From

General Robert E. Lee-1863

"It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command forces, and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers. In fact, I discovered by reading newspapers that these editor/geniuses plainly saw all my strategic defects from the start, yet failed to inform me until it was too late. Accordingly, I am readily willing to yield my command to these obviously superior intellects, and I will, in turn, do my best for the Cause by writing editorials - after the fact."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, sort of...

Never let a fact get in the way of a good story.

10:05 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--I know that as much as you wish to trash America and express your disdain for this country, Snopes, to the best of it's knowledge, says the quote coming from Lee is quite probable.

The real question--and the one you have clumsily tap-danced around (as most libbies do) is, if he had not said it--and Mark Twain had, or H.L.Mencken, or Greely etc.--would it be any less true?

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how is this trashing America? Pointing out a plainly, haggard old quote, attributed to so many over the past 100 years?
I enjoyed the quote, heard it a couple of times over the years, always attributed to someone else. But you should let your readers know that it isnt correctly attributed to Lee or anyone for that matter.

1:10 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--I'm only going by the link YOU gave me and what it said! LOL!

SNOPES: I quote: "...the evidence weighs in favor" of it being attributable to Robert E. Lee.

However, AGAIN, I ask, if someone else had said it, would it be any LESS true of you and your Demmie minions in the press? Your trying to fight this war in retrospect--and with the hope that we lose it--is PAINFULLY obvious. THAT'S trashing this country!

1:56 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

HAHAHAHA! Jeez, Less-ster, don't try and prove a point by using a source that backs up the opposite - you're too funny!

2:15 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Bobcat, anybody can read the quote from the link that LES provided--it says it WAS probably Lee who said it LOL!

3:33 PM  

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