2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

MacArthur, not Eisenhower

Reader comment on item: The Way to Peace

Submitted by Henry Wyatt, PhD (United States), Dec 20, 2016 at 12:26

You erred in attributing "no substitute for victory" to Eisenhower. It was Douglas MacArthur's coinage.

My own views on Israel/Palestine are more often than not at variance with yours, and my Zionism is more pallid than yours. I do agree with you about the perfidy on the Palestine side, which critics of Israel and Zionism always ignore. I would add, however, that the war between Palestinian Jews and Palestinian Arabs is an ethnic war, each claiming the moral right to possess the land in toto---not much different than those elsewhere in the region, or in the Balkans, and is equally insoluble.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Daniel Pipes replies:

So many readers have sought to correct me on the Eisenhower-MacArthur quotation matter. But I got it right.

I ascribe the quote to Eisenhower on the authority of The Yale Book of Quotations, p. 231. See the excerpt I posted at http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2009/07/victory-an-obsolete-concept#Eisenhower

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to MacArthur, not Eisenhower by Henry Wyatt, PhD

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)