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President Abraham Lincoln - the War Criminal

By the great Paul Craig Roberts Frustrated by the inability of the Union Army to defeat the Army of Northern Virginia led by West Point graduate Robert E. Lee, Lincoln resorted to war criminals. …
Dr Bobus
A lot of rhetoric by Roberts and only partly correct.

1. It is true that Lee was a West Point grad, but so were Grant, Sheridan, Shermanand most if not all the generals in the Civil war. He seems unaware that Pompeo is also a West point grad--#1 in his class.

2. There were two fathers of Total War. Napoleon and Sherman. Sherman was strong intelllectally but also a depressive. He married a …More
A lot of rhetoric by Roberts and only partly correct.

1. It is true that Lee was a West Point grad, but so were Grant, Sheridan, Shermanand most if not all the generals in the Civil war. He seems unaware that Pompeo is also a West point grad--#1 in his class.

2. There were two fathers of Total War. Napoleon and Sherman. Sherman was strong intelllectally but also a depressive. He married a Catholic, and his son became a Jesuit. For a while he practiced law in my hometown. He also founded what became the Army's Command and Staff College. Every significant major and above has attended the school.

3. Slavery was beginning to die out in the US until 1793 , when the Cotton Gin was invented. It created a demand for cotton and thus cotton pickers. Too bad Whitney didn't also invent a mechanized cotton picker.

4. I have mixed feelings about Lincoln. On the one hand, he rid the nation of slavery. On the other, about 1,000,000 people died in the Civil war. He was a railroad lawyer and could see that westward expansion to the Pacific would create a nation that wold become an economic titan.

5. New Orleans has taken down several Confederate statues. I wonder when the streets will be repaired.
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It's ok regarding the war threats and all that. But what he says about the Confederacy, that it had seceded by expressing the will to do it alone, is very wrong, states aren't clubs whose membership is strictly voluntary... Read The Anerican Republic, by Orestes Brownson: excellent!!!!
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