While browsing Wikipediea this morning, I came accross this. General Pershing is the only US soldier to have ever been made General of the Armies (a six star rank). "Legend has it, just before WWI, Pershing is known to have defeated Muslim extremists in the Philippines that were attacking US forces much like in Iraq today. So he captured 50 of them and tied them up for execution by firing squad. He then had two of his men bring out and kill pigs in front of them (Despised by Muslims). His men then soaked their bullets in the pigs blood and shot 49 of the 50 captured extremists, followed by burying them in a hole with the pigs. They then let the 50th man go. A Muslim extremists uprising never happend again in the world for the next 42 years." Harsh, I must say. But it had the required effect.