Friday, October 01, 2004

An Analogy

I began thinking about the Texas war for Independence from Mexico. I many ways it was similar to the American war of Independence. During the Texas war, the Texans were handed their heads time after time. Goliad, The Alamo, and many smaller less known battles. Santa Anna chased Houston and his troops across Texas with not one Texan victory. Then at a little place called San Jacinto, Houston took a stand and in a period of twenty minutes changed history forever. Washington suffered much the same setbacks until Trenton, when the tide turned.
Where am I going here? If the American or Texan forces had leaders like Kerry and his ilk instead of men like Washington, Houston, Travis, Fannin etal. neither effort would have been successful. After the first setback, we would have cut and ran or offered a surrender.