I have a great regard for Curtis Le May, one of the last (and likely, THE last) Generals of all times. He is regarded as fierce in a democratic society which is both, timid and pathetically political correct.
I agree with Bgile, he would have seized the oportunity when the US had clear strategic nuclear superiority to send them where they belong (hell) and win a more stable peace than the one Truman and Ike bought letting the world be blackmailed by Uncle Joe (Roosevelt´s pal).
My opinion of Douglass McArthur has changed a lot in the last four years, but still I regard him as a hell of a General when it comes to compared him with Ike, Westmoreland and (light years of difference) Colin Powell. And it´s obvious that Mac was a far superior intelect when compared to the artillery captain from Missouri, Harry S. Truman which become president by accident and like Nixon and Bush, got away with a second term. When Mac and Truman were in their bitter "affair" in Korea Mac once told the reporters: " I have been ordered to bomb that bridge, but only our side, not the chinese... In all my years as the military I have never heard about bombing "half a bridge"". Well, here we are again: first Bush the clown and then Obama the leftist are ordering their troops to fight half a war and by doing so commiting treason because their men, American brave fighting men, are dying needlessly and the war is the way to be lost.
I think that US Presidents need to pay less attention to highly educated morons from Harvard and Yale with the pride wall full of meanless frames and read a bit of real generals: Genghis Khan, Caesar and Scipio. Then, maybe then, they could win the war the only way it is winnable: escalation to a degree in which devasting firepower, attrition and absolute anihilation of the enemy is achieved. And I can guarantee you that US casualties will be near the zero figure then.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Sir Winston Churchill