Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 7 years ago

what does "you can't destroy a hole in the ground" imply?

Taylor, despite JFK's stance, reversed his earlier opposition to an invasion because the missiles would soon become operational: "We can't take this threat out by actions from the air." "You mean," Bundy interposed, "you're gonna have to take the island." "Yes," Taylor affirmed, "you can't destroy a hole in the ground."

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  • 7 years ago
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    A hole in the ground is a negative thing, a void. You can't destroy nothingness. What General Taylor was implying is that the Air Force couldn't attack every time surveillance showed that someone was digging a hole in the ground.

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