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SUNDAY, APR 15, 2012  |  12 comments
George Washington named Britain's greatest ever foe

The American was voted the winner in a contest run by the National Army Museum to identify the country's most outstanding military opponent.

He was one of a shortlist of five leaders who topped a public poll and on Saturday was selected as the ultimate winner by an audience of around 70 guests at a special event at the museum, in Chelsea, west London.

In second place was Michael Collins, the Irish leader, ahead of Napoleon Bonaparte, Erwin Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Yes, U.S. Grant did forge ahead, but his men respected him for it, if blood be spilled let it be in victory rather than numerous defeats.
Theodore Roosevelt wrote:
Neither was it an accident that our three leaders [Washington, Lincoln, Grant] were men who, while they did not shrink from war, were nevertheless heartily men of peace. The man who will not fight to avert or undo wrong is but a poor creature; but, after all, he is less dangerous than the man who fights on the side of wrong. Again and again in a nation's history the time may, and indeed sometimes must, come when the nation's highest duty is war. But peace must be the normal condition, or the nation will come to a bloody doom.
excerpt from, Grant's Genius.
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News Item4/16/12 6:15 PM
San Jose John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by San Jose John
Mike wrote:
I should have read the article. I now vote for Grant and Lee over any foreign military leader (in response to SJ John's post)
The Civil War actually did cross my mind but I settled on a foreign leader.

Still, your observation does fit the template that we are often our own worst enemy when it comes to implementing public policy

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News Item4/16/12 4:26 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Pope Pourr II wrote:
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FYI - Hitler does not count, only battlefield commanders are allowed. You need to apply this to your own suggestions too.
"To qualify, each commander had to come from the 17th century onwards – the period covered by the museum's collection – and had to have led an army in the field against the British, thus excluding political enemies, like Adolf Hitler. "
Suggestion: Isaac Brock.
I should have read the article. I now vote for Grant and Lee over any foreign military leader (in response to SJ John's post)
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News Item4/16/12 3:47 PM
Pope Pourr II  Find all comments by Pope Pourr II
John Yurich USA wrote:
And just what is so ridiculous to believe that George Washington was looked upon with great admiration even by the British during the Revolutionary War?
It's a bit of a long shot John, but ...
that little word War that you used kind of makes me suspect that they did not think that GW was the moral wonder of the world.

Mike wrote:
I think I'd vote for Abe Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. More dead Americans than via Tojo and Hitler combined.
FYI - Hitler does not count, only battlefield commanders are allowed. You need to apply this to your own suggestions too.

"To qualify, each commander had to come from the 17th century onwards – the period covered by the museum's collection – and had to have led an army in the field against the British, thus excluding political enemies, like Adolf Hitler. "

Suggestion: Isaac Brock.

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News Item4/16/12 2:59 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
While James Kennedy was not perfect in theology, I'm glad to hear that you are at least not listening to Bishop Sheen tapes.

Now, if you look at the date of this article, and bring up the original article, you will see it was over 100 years old. This girl however was not diplomatic. Calls Washington Traitor.; British Miss in an Omaha School Stirs Up Trouble. I can guarantee you that British historians and many other Britons do not have an overabundance of fond feelings for our founding fathers. (Oh, ^o) )

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News Item4/16/12 2:10 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
San Jose John wrote:
Interesting.
I wonder if there has been a poll taken of who people think America's worst ever foe was.
I would probably have to vote for Fidel Castro for his longevity even though Tojo's forces killed more of our fighting men than any other world leader I can think of.
I think I'd vote for Abe Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. More dead Americans than via Tojo and Hitler combined.
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News Item4/16/12 1:47 PM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
Pope Pourr II wrote:
And, if JY reports that a pastor asserted something from a pulpit, no matter how ridiculous, who would ever dare question it.
And just what is so ridiculous to believe that George Washington was looked upon with great admiration even by the British during the Revolutionary War?
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News Item4/16/12 11:44 AM
Pope Pourr II  Find all comments by Pope Pourr II
And, if JY reports that a pastor asserted something from a pulpit, no matter how ridiculous, who would ever dare question it.

John Yurich USA wrote:
I had a cassette tape from the late Presbyterian minister D. James Kennedy about George Washington in which Kennedy stated that there was nobody in the United Kingdom during the Revolutionary War that spoke out against Washington. Kennedy stated that everybody in the United Kingdom believed that Washington's character was the wonder of the world.
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News Item4/16/12 11:25 AM
San Jose John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by San Jose John
Interesting.

I wonder if there has been a poll taken of who people think America's worst ever foe was.

I would probably have to vote for Fidel Castro for his longevity even though Tojo's forces killed more of our fighting men than any other world leader I can think of.

Bin Laden would probably win the poll since he is our most recent greatest adversary.

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News Item4/16/12 9:09 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
Jim Lincoln wrote:
John Y., I'm sure there was some person of note in the British power structure that had a few nasty words for George. He was a traitor in their eyes. Of course there were quite a few freemasons in the British leadership--besides Anglicans, so they would have a certain amount of respect for him.
He was the best man for the job in leading the Colonial Army. He also was an excellent pick to be our first President besides. He should almost be considered a hero among the British, since he helped to get rid of those pesky colonies. Great Britain got all the financial benefits of file having to pay for their defense anymore.
I had a cassette tape from the late Presbyterian minister D. James Kennedy about George Washington in which Kennedy stated that there was nobody in the United Kingdom during the Revolutionary War that spoke out against Washington. Kennedy stated that everybody in the United Kingdom believed that Washington's character was the wonder of the world.
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News Item4/15/12 4:08 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
John Y., I'm sure there was some person of note in the British power structure that had a few nasty words for George. He was a traitor in their eyes. Of course there were quite a few freemasons in the British leadership--besides Anglicans, so they would have a certain amount of respect for him.

He was the best man for the job in leading the Colonial Army. He also was an excellent pick to be our first President besides. He should almost be considered a hero among the British, since he helped to get rid of those pesky colonies. Great Britain got all the financial benefits of file having to pay for their defense anymore.

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News Item4/15/12 11:03 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
During the Revolutionary War there was nobody in the United Kingdom that spoke against Washington.
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