Saturday, April 11, 2009

More Proof That Those Who Fail to Learn from History ...

... are doomed to repeat it.

This time the lesson comes from the Barbary Pirate War, when Jefferson was in the White House and William Bainbridge was an officer in the naval force sent to the coast of North Africa to stop the pirates. Today, it's a different coast of Africa, Bainbridge is a destroyer named after the aforementioned officer, but the story is very much the same.

Here's the New York Times article that proves the point.

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