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September 21, 2009

Where Waterloo was won and Vietnam was lost

QUOTE:

“The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.”
       Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
       Irish-born British soldier and statesman
       Attributed by Sir William Fraser, Words on Wellington (1889) 

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COUNTERQUOTE:

“Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America — not on the battlefields of Vietnam.”
       Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)
       Canadian media and communications theorist
       Quoted in the Montreal Gazette, May 16, 1975

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