From: Alan Patrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 17 Nov 2002 - 15:59:49 GMT
> When the Muslims in the Philippines kidnapped some
> missionaries and demanded ransome or they would behead the missionary, we
> sent troops instead. The missionary died. That the American reaction to
> that kind of demand. Summed up historically, I believe, with "Millions
> defence but not one cent for tribute."
Of course, compared to the Roman approach the meme has been watered down
over 2,000 years or so.
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