68 Years Ago Today: D-Day, and Ike Had No Room for “Mistakes were made”

From Business Insider:

On this day 68 years ago, nearly 3 million Allied troops readied themselves for one of the greatest military operations of world history.

D-Day. And the push that led to Hitler’s defeat.

At least 160,000 of those troops landed on the shores of Normandy, France. As they stormed the beaches, General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s confident words summed up the incredible significance of their mission:

“You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you,” he wrote in a famous letter sent to troops before the assault.

“We will accept nothing less than full victory! Good Luck!

As this story notes, he also wrote an alternative letter, one to be used if things went the other way and the Nazis won. Also from the Business Insider story:

“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

What? No “mistakes were made” weasel words? “[A]ny blame or fault attached to the attempt is mine alone?” How quaint that sounds in the age of Obama. Thank Almighty God for men like Eisenhower, and pray to Him that we can find more leaders like that to help us take our country back.

To Commemorate the D-Day Anniversary, Mr. Lead From Behind Makes Oral Sex Jokes with Celebrities

As we watch America’s role in the world being gleefully diminished by the celebutard currently occupying the Oval Office, it’s instructive to reflect on a time when our nation sacrificed our blood and treasure to rescue the world from evil. Sixty-eight years ago today, American and Allied soldiers fearless stormed the beaches of Normandy to defeat and destroy Adolph Hitler who was determined to plunge the world into darkness. Thanks to the breathtaking courage of those brave men who fought, we live in freedom today. While the actual number of casualties may never be known, we do know that thousands paid the ultimate price. My words are inadequate to express my gratitude to these, and all, veterans. You are in my prayers every day, especially today.

Thank you, veterans. God bless you!

Interestingly, as noted by whitehousedossier.com, Mr. Lead-From-Behind as also hitting the beach this week:

Instead of scheduling a brief event to mark the 68th anniversary of America’s brutal landing on the shores of Normandy, Obama is already on his way to San Francisco, where he will hold two fundraisers before moving on to Beverly Hills to stage two more.

Obama failed to mark D-Day with either a speech or a written proclamation both last year or the year before. He did give a speech in 2009, the 65th anniversary of the event.

First Lady Michelle Obama, who has made much of her “Joining Forces” campaign to support military families, also has nothing planned for D-Day. She’ll be in New York City for a fundraiser and then in Philadelphia to meet with campaign volunteers.

More important to hang with Cher and make cringe-inducing oral sex jokes about his wife and Ellen Degeneris, right, Barry? You are all class.
Forgive me, but I must ask again: remember when we had a real president?

Oh God love ya! What am I talking about? Biden chews shoe again.

From Politico:

Vice President Joe Biden on Monday night hailed President Barack Obama’s decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound as the most “audacious” plan in 500 years. “You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan,” Biden said at a fundraiser in New Jersey. Well, POLITICO has put together a list of 10 military plans that were arguably at least as “audacious” and some perhaps more so.

Like, for example, D-Day. I guess if Joe can lament the failure of Republicans to relate to average people while addressing a crowd who played $10,000 a plate to hear him babble incoherently, he can say almost anything. which, of course, he has. Or he needs to have his meds adjusted.