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Submitted by cvt (United States), Oct 24, 2007 at 11:49

It was interesting to learn about the divergent views held by Adams and Jefferson in 1785-1786 about how best to respond to the seizure of the ship Betsey by Moroccan corsairs. Only goes to show the debate about responding to attacks from militant Islam is as old as the Republic.

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