Thursday, March 29, 2007

Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead...

Jump into the wayback machine with Dinah and revisit another Muslim hostage taking situation. This one from 1904.

Are we starting to see a pattern of behavior here?

"One century ago, Moroccan bandit Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli kidnapped supposed American citizen Ion Perdicaris. Teddy Roosevelt famously responded that he wanted "Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead," and dispatched seven battleships and a marine detachment to Morocco. The incident ended with the safe return of Perdicaris. "

Read all about it here.

No wonder we have trouble dealing with the Islamofascists.

We need leaders like "Rough Rider Teddy" and all we got is "Rode Rough Nancy" and "EZ Rider Reid."

More late breaking news below the fold over at Maverick.