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Quote of the day: Ike’s dislikes

“In war and peace I’ve had no respect for the desk-pounder, and have despised the loud and slick talker.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower, Aug. 1960 I think he generally followed this, but I don’t know why he had a blind spot when it came to Gen. Mark Clark.

via Eisenhower.archives.gov
via Eisenhower.archives.gov

“In war and peace I’ve had no respect for the desk-pounder, and have despised the loud and slick talker.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower, Aug. 1960

I think he generally followed this, but I don’t know why he had a blind spot when it came to Gen. Mark Clark.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1
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