Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
Barack Obama will never be up to the stature of General and then President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Ike knew how to turn a potential colossal defeat in to victory.
His generals listened to him and trusted his.
Does Obama listen to anyone? Who with a room temperature I.Q. would ever trust him?
With Obama, he turns victories into defeats, evidence, the current wars in Iraq and Syria.
Let’s not forget, Obama would have likely fired Eisenhower as he has with so many flag officers who disagreed with him.
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On December 16, 1944, three German armies, the Sixth SS Panzer, Fifth Panzer and the Seventh Army, some 24 divisions in all, launched an offensive against the six defending U.S. divisions strung out along 100 miles of the Ardennes Forest, later to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.
On Dec. 19, 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower and his senior staff met with Generals Omar Bradley and George Patton. The Germans had achieved complete surprise, had badly mauled American units and threatened to advance through the Ardennes forest, cross the Meuse River and capture American supply depots with the eventual aim of splitting the Allied forces and driving on toward the port of Antwerp.
Eisenhower had no reserves to deploy and American air superiority, which could have stabilized the situation, could not be employed due to bad weather. For the first time since D-Day on June 6th, the Allies were facing a foe that was more numerous, more mobile and better equipped than they were.
A successful German counter offensive would be catastrophic, and in the first few days of the battle it looked like a real possibility. Nevertheless, Eisenhower, according to his book Crusade in Europe, began the conference by saying, “The present situation is to be regarded as one of opportunity for us and not of disaster.”
Eisenhower exerted a firm grip on the battle. Patton was ordered to swing his U.S. 3rd Army 90 degrees and drive north to strike at the southern flank of the ‘bulge’ driven into the Allied line, a task he completed with unprecedented speed. To prevent the swelling German salient to sever communications between Bradley’s U.S. 12th Army Group on the northern and southern sides of the ‘bulge’, Eisenhower gave Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, commander of the British 21st Army Group, operational control in the north. The objective was to halt and cut off the offensive, which, after about one month of intense fighting, was accomplished.
The battle plan for ISIS below.