03.07.07

Bob Feller’s Plan For Iraq

Posted in Baseball, The Woah at 6:54 am by

The predictably cantakerous Hall of Famer Bob Feller (above) calls Kenny Rogers a cheat, but saves his most harsh words for…the Bush Administration? From the New York Times’ Tyler Kepner (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory) :

Feller has strong opinions about the war in Iraq, and he bemoaned what he called a lack of leadership.

œWe should have gone in there with 450,000 troops and declared a military dictatorship or martial law, have a curfew, taken over all the oil and given them the going price, same as we did with Japan when the war was over, and then given the country back to them when it was over, Feller said.

œIt would have been over years ago. The last good general we had, in my opinion, was Schwarzkopf, he said, referring to Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf. œWe haven™t had a lot of good leaders anywhere in our nation. I™m really concerned.

5 Responses to “Bob Feller’s Plan For Iraq”

  1. kt says:

    feller went on to say that he was concerned that milk cost more than 29 cents per gallon, shocked that women wore pants in public, and called any man with hair that touches his collar “light in the loafers.” feller was also quoted as saying that he thinks 1961 is “flying by” and had some discouraging words about “that papist in the white house.”

  2. Don says:

    It’s not well-documented, but Enos “Country Boy” Slaughter architected the Berlin Airlift during the Soviet Blockade around 1959.

  3. egg says:

    That Feller feller sure done spoke up like a true ‘Mer’kin! Kill ‘em all, let God sort ‘em out!

  4. kt says:

    please don’t use the word “merkin” in conjunction with bob feller ever again, thank you.

  5. bill says:

    He may be more right than wrong about war……..let go of pete rose as he played everyday and did not play in the regional JV league of the early century…..he is one of the best players period and you are way out of your league judging anyone.

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