Saturday, October 08, 2005

Interesting history question

Expat at Large (see link on the right......) posed an interesting history question. Can you guess the right answer?

Someone said this of a President of the United States of America:

Trusting to escape scrutiny, by fixing the public gaze on the exceeding brightness of military glory—that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood—that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy—he plunged into war.".
Name: a) the President, b) the writer, and the war.

One other point. if you cheat and go to E@L' s blog, please do not become incensed at the rampant anti Americanism over there........everyone is entitled to an opinion.

I still think the answer will surprise you. I guessed the war correctly, but not the author. (Shamelessly borrowed from E @ L's blog.......) .

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