From a reader:
Charles Lindberg fought bravely and served his country well in combat, but
his personal and policy views were abhorrent. He was an isolationist, an
anti-semite, and a nazi sympathizer.
Even the great Smedley Butler, the only American to receive 2 Medals of
Honor, was a complete nut when it came to policy. I’d love to have him run
our battlefield, but there is no way he could make sound political decisions
for the US, imho.
Benedict Arnold, of course, was one of the best and brightest of the
American generals before he stabbed us in the back.
Then again, we live in a world where being a talented linguist somehow
confers political brilliance on a person, according to the left.