Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Paying tribute

Belmont Club on the French attempts to gain release of the hostages. It is looking like something quid pro quo is being planned.
Paying tribute is all part of the nuanced foreign policy of former great states.

Reminds you of the Barbary Pirates and another American president who valued ideals over nuances.
From what I learn from the temper of my countrymen and their tenaciousness of their money," Jefferson added in a December 26, 1786, letter to the president of Yale College, Ezra Stiles, "it will be more easy to raise ships and men to fight these pirates into reason, than money to bribe them.

In the end, only war resolved the issue.

1 comment:

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