thank you Jawa-
there are plenty of links at JAWA-
This is my comment :
Jefferson and Madison handled the pirates - on the Shores of Tripoli-(Marines)-
guess we are going to have to look for Pres. contenders who think like they did...
I had posted on the handling of pirates by Jefferson and Madison several times in my early 'blog days'
Paying Tribute is Not the Way of the USA
Pirates -Dane geld (tribute)-Jefferson and Madison
Testing-Pirates Seize US Flagged Ship