Transcript for Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf's Military Legacy
It was last night here on the air that we learned of a loss. The death of general norman schwarzkopf. The story behind the nickname that he didn't like. He was a four star general after his tough talk and the action that followed. His troops louding rocky forces from kuwait in 100 hours of the first gulf war. The general known for his swift victories didn't like that nickname, preferring the one his troops called him -- the bear. While he was tough, he had a gentle side, honest and candid in this moment with barbara walters. Were you ever scared? Sure. I've been scared in every war I've ever been in. If you could meet saddam hussein, what would you ask him or say to him? Get out of town. A west point officer and decorated graduate, he spent his entire life in the army. When saddam hussein invaded debate in 1990, stormin' norman became a household name. As far as saddam hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor he is a tack tition, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that. he returned to the persian gulf a national hero to a victory parade in new york. It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of the men who goes into battle. Profound words. Though quoted by both political parties, he resisted politics and devoted his time to children's charities.
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