Sixty-Eight Years Ago Today
I can’t think of any better way to mark the 68th anniversary of what, other than the landings at Inchon, may be the most daring military action in human history than with the speech that General Eisenhower read at the end of that day:
And, if the landings had failed, he would’ve said this:
“Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
Thankfully, he did not have to say that.