Friday, May 02, 2008

The Mexican insurgency

George Bush sends his 5th of May greetings on 2nd of May --

Cinco de Mayo is a joyful day in Mexican history and an important milestone in the history of freedom. On May 5, 1862, an outnumbered band of Mexican soldiers defeated a large European power against overwhelming odds at the Battle of Puebla. Emboldened by victory and yearning for independence, Mexican patriots ultimately won independence in 1867. Today, we remember these heroic accomplishments and all those working to advance peace and liberty around the globe.

A small band of locals takes on an invading power, wins one victory and lays the groundwork for eventual expulsion of the foreign power. Sounds like ... 1776 and somewhere else in the news right now ...

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