In the United States, they still haven’t recovered from the heavy loss of equipment and prestige occasioned by the fall of Bataan. American pride and national sensitiveness received a heavy blow. The Jews acted prematurely when they inflated that movie hero MacArthur into a great general. You don’t become a great general by letting members of the public wear your picture in their buttonholes – you have to achieve at least a couple of victories. MacArthur hardly seems able to produce one.