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A poor case for the Marines

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Submitted by Jon (France), Mar 10, 2011 at 10:47

You make a poor case to send in the Marines. During the Barbary wars US shipping was being interfered with, and Congress had declared war. I say leave it to the Europeans.... The Italians, as the old colonial Power, and the French, who have short memories, and a huge Muslim minority to please.

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