Monday, August 18, 2008

Kipling on the payment of Dane-geld...


"We never pay any on Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost.
For the end of the game is
oppression and shame,
And the nation that pays it
is lost!"

Jefferson sent the new Marines to the Barbary conflict to rescue US hostages.

Thus: words from the Marine Hymn:

"From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli..."

Madison sent the fleet to finish the job...look to my post below :

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