January 05, 2004

The Shores of Tripoli

Dennis Byrne has a good article in today's Chicago Tribune going over the lessons we should be learning from the Barbary Wars. I've long thought that the Barbary pirates and our successful campaigns against them (immortalized in the marine corps hymn by the phrase "to the shores of Tripoli") were one of the best sources of historical lessons for our war on terrorism. The Barbary pirates were the terrorists of the day and they were eventually defeated. History will not exactly replay itself, but with hard work and effort, it will rhyme quite nicely.

Posted by TMLutas at January 5, 2004 01:27 PM