To: Travis McGee
No one can say for sure if this story is true or not, but it has been reported in many unofficial histories of the Pershing campaign there. It actually reeks of local legend designed to increase anti-american sentiment in that country, further perpetuated by left wing historians who like to make the US look bad. Personally, knowing what I've heard of Pershing in other history, this strikes me as potentially a true story. Sadly, I think this sort of behavior would be our best course of action against terrorists who only seem to understand greater violence and a greater will to engage in barbaric behavior.
posted on 05/25/2003 1:10:47 AM PDT
I think this subject is very worth more research using original sources. Our war against islamic terror may get to that level.
posted on 05/25/2003 8:40:10 AM PDT
by Travis McGee
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