I'll take this 1776 comparison seriously when the Iraqi people are left to fend for themselves in their battle for independence.
In 1776, America didn't have 100,000+ foreign troops on our soil, assisting us in our upcoming, protracted battle with the Recoats. If anything, our first patriots used insurgent tactics of hit & run and sniping of British officers (a brilliant tactic, but not along the lines of what was accepted military behavior in those days) to ultimately win, while also dealing with the British Loyalist citizens in their midst by tarring & feathering or hanging.
Yet we managed to whup their British a$$es and write our own Constitution by ourselves.
Save the "But the French helped us!!". They sent a few naval vessels to Yorktown ONLY after it was apparent that America would win independence.
LMAO! Great satire! Thanks for posting.
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Happy Fourth, everyone. To freedom!
We were attacked because we were deemed by our enemies as lacking resolve to fight back, our willingness to shed blood in Iraq is what is making us safer, IMHO. "Unsafe" would better describe the MSM credibility and Dem party seats in congress.
"Here it is, July of 1776, and George W. and his lackeys are just now getting around to declaring what this war is supposedly all about?" complained Loyalist playwright Michael LeMoore. "Washington and his neo-congressionalists rushed us into war at Lexington and Concord, before anyone had 'declared' a single word about independence. Face it: George lied, and people died." Moore was referring to what patriots call "The shot heard 'round the world," when colonial forces fired on British soldiers in violation of accepted international rules of military engagement.a topic from three or four years ago, figured you'd enjoy it. July 4th had personal significance for George Washington well before 1776.