Saturday, November 28, 2009

Major Duncan Nails It
Without even knowing he did

I remember what seems a million years ago (or was it yesterday?) when I was but a mere pup of a Buck Sergeant, I was fortunate enough to read Major Gene Duncan's book;
Fact and Fiction from Dunk's Almanac
Old-fashioned Observations For The Modern Military Leader.
Stunning in it's common sense maxims. Truly the Poor Richard's Almanack of today's Armed Forces. I STRONGLY suggest that every leader from every walk of life own a copy of this gem. This pertains to everyone, not just Marines.

But anyhow, I heard on the news this morning that part of The South-Side Stooge's alleged strategy in Afghanistan will be direct negotiations with the Taliban.

Even though it's literally been many years since I've read it, that immediately brought to mind Dunk's explanation as to why certain young and inexperienced leaders fail so miserably;
"He wanted to be liked."By the way, I've found out that Major Duncan's hilarious and insightful books can purchased here;

Gene Duncan
Major, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired)

6904 Woodtrail Ct.,
Ft. Wayne, IN 46835
Tel: 260 485 9645
Cell: 660 537 2225

Price is $14.95 per book. S/H is $2.50 for one book; $1.50 for each additional book. Send check or money order. Can't take credit cards.


Blogger Volpius Leonius said...

That would apply to a lot of the leaders of the Church to wouldn't it, they all want to be liked by their enemies.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I too favor direct negotiations with the Taliban! . . . at the end of a 5.56 mm projectile.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

I would suggest 6.8mm SPC over .223 Remington, which is essentially a round for killing prairie dogs. It has much better knockdown power.

3:44 PM  
Blogger cagey said...

I am proud he called me "friend." Rest in peace, Major.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I didn't know he passed away. I know that after retirement, he converted to Catholicism.

May God bless his soul. I'll remember him in my Rosary tomorrow.

4:54 PM  

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