Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith Quotes in Patton (1970)
Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith Quotes:
Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith: Ike is furious. How could you possibly compare the Republicans and Democrats to the Nazi Party? And this statement that you refuse to denazify has everybody screaming, the Russians, the British, everybody.
Patton: Well, the hell with the Mongoloid Russians. We've given them Berlin, we've given them Prague, God knows what else. Are we gonna let them dictate policy too?
Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith: George, don't be a fool. The war in Europe is over. Washington dictates policy
Patton: Well the war shouldn't be over. We should stop pussyfooting about the God damn Russians! We're gonna have to fight them sooner or later anyway. Why not do it now, when we got the the army here to do it with? lnstead of disarming these German Troops we oughta get them to help us fight the damn Bolsheviks.
Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith: George you had better shut up this line may be tapped.
Patton: I don't give a damn if it is. I'll tell you something Bedell, up until now we've been fighting the wrong people. Look, you and Ike don't have to get involved, you're so damn soft about it. You leave it to me. In 10 days I'll have us a war with those sonsofbitches and I'll make it look like their fault!
Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith: George, you're mad. You're absolutely out of your mind!
Patton: Well, I'm no diplomat! I'm a combat soldier. That's all these jokers understand. You get Ike to give me the word, and I'll kick their behinds back into Russia where they belong!
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