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March 05, 2004

Today's historical tidbits...

In light of the cancellation of Crusader and now Comanche, I would point out that the Army (or Congress) has been buying things that seemed like Good Ideas At The Time But Ultimately Weren't for some time now.

1845 Congress appropriates $30,000 to buy camels for the Army


101 years later, Churchill, speaking in the town right-next-door to the place I consider my hometown, provided the metaphor that hung over two generations... The Iron Curtain, and threw down the gauntlet.

1946 Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech delivered in Fulton, Missouri.

And 234 years ago, 1770 Crispus Attucks and four others died in the Boston Massacre.

Hat tip - Strategy Page