Yeah, and we landed on the wrong fucking beaches, and did all that other stuff, and still we managed to get it done. God forbid we ever do it right. The fucking earth might just implode or something.
quite. what he didn't mention and what you haven't mentioned is that despite the d-day landings being a bit fucked up by the americans they had less casualties than expected. weren't airbourne expected to lose 50% of their men for example?
the other thing you should mention that you didn't is that the americans only committed 10% of their military ground strength to the pacific rim. it was literally 10% of american forces against 10% of japanese forces. most american soldiers were in europe due to the 'germany first' policy, and most of the fighting on the ground in the pacific rim was done by the marine corp as they were desperate to do anything at the time simply to prove their worth and not be abolished due to inter-service rivalries (i watched 'the world at war'!)
the americans did a fine job against the japanese with limited resources although i agree the british and chinese engagements of the japanese are unfairly forgotten - that's more the fault of john bloody wayne than anyone else.