To: Conspiracy Guy
Yeah, but Ike was inspired by the German Autobahn, so it’s uhh... that guy’s fault.
To: Tony in Hawaii
Ike was actually inspired by Japanese Emperor Taishō---after World War I, while planning for a theoretical defense against a Japanese invasion, the future Allied Supreme Commander tried to lead an Army convoy from Washington, DC to the West Coast to see how long it would take to respond if Imperial troops ever landed in California.
Ike didn't get very far. The convoy got stuck in the mud in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and from that day forward, Ike began thinking about building better highways to connect east and west coasts for defense purposes.
So, it's the Japanese's fault.
posted on 05/24/2013 3:36:00 AM PDT
by Timber Rattler
(Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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