Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Too Wussy These Days To Win The Revolutionary War

Quite the metaphor for our contemporary situation.

Delaware River Current Halts Crossing

"WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. -- This George Washington could not make it across the Delaware River. Ronald Rinaldi III was prepared to play the role of the military leader whose daring Christmas crossing led to a rout of British-led forces and revived the downtrodden Continental forces.

Rinaldi, 45, had taken part in every re-enactment of Washington's crossing of the Delaware since 1976, amassed more than 500 books on the American Revolution and earned a degree in U.S. military history.

But this year, he and his fellow re-enactors were done in by the river's strong currents."


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