Saturday, June 11, 2005

85 years later

"Just think -- it cost your government $130 million to try to get me. I took them over rough, hilly country. Sometimes for fifty miles at a stretch they had no water. They had nothing but the sun and mosquitoes... And nothing was gained."

-- Pancho Villa, 1878-1923

85 years after Pancho Villa raided Columbus, New Mexico, our country still forgets the lesson that a great show of military force is not always the best response to a terrorist attack. I hope I'm not reading a similarly gloating Bin Laden quote a decade from now.

History: it's something to think about.


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