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Desert Storm Commander Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf has died.  RIP.

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RIP Stormin' Norman
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Rest in Peace General.

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He served our country well.   May we continue to find those like him.
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He served our country well.   May we continue to find those like him.

I agree. We lost one of our best generals ever, IMO.

BTW, did you hear how he replied when somebody asked him if he thought the Iraqi's killed in action would end up in hell?

His reply was:

"Our job is not to judge them--our job is only to arrange  the meeting."
-General Norman Schwarzkopf

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(Three @ Dec. 28 2012, 6:33 am)
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He served our country well.   May we continue to find those like him.

I agree. We lost one of our best generals ever, IMO.

BTW, did you hear how he replied when somebody asked him if he thought the Iraqi's killed in action would end up in hell?

His reply was:

"Our job is not to judge them--our job is only to arrange  the meeting."
-General Norman Schwarzkopf

If memory serves, that line goes back to the 19th century.  I think some Texas Rangers used a line similar to the line (incorrectly) attributed to Gen Schwarzkopf.
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If memory serves, that line goes back to the 19th century.  I think some Texas Rangers used a line similar to the line (incorrectly) attributed to Gen Schwarzkopf.
Yeah, I know he wasn't first to say it, but so few heard it before the general repeated it and:

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Yeah, I know he wasn't first to say it, but so few heard it before the general repeated it and:

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It was not overt, so you apparently missed my point.  The point being that the esteemed general did NOT say it.  First, or ever.  You can snopes that to confirm.
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