Origin of a Legend

from Lucianne.com
Jul 08 2013 11:32 AM

PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Mon, 08 27 2013 07:27:00 GMT A clue to the source of the enormous destructive power of the Obama administration's blunders in the Middle East is contained in Victor Hugo's novel, Ninety Three. It contains a famous chapter describing the struggle to contain a five ton carronade that has broken loose from its mountings and was now veering around the hull, smashing everything before it. It is where we get the phrase "loose cannon". (Snip) The same words, with some alterations, might be used to describe the terrible forces unleashed by the administration's attempts at proxy warfare - "leading from behind" as it is called.

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