Tag: abraham lincoln (last 300)

Lincoln in Afghanistan

(BoGlobe) A naval blockade was crucial to Lincoln’s Ciivil War strategy. But Afghanistan can’t be blockaded from Pakistan, which is nominally an ally, so Petraeus’ new anaconda plan is unworkable.

Obama gives Churchill the boot

(Telegraph) Perhaps recalling his grandfather’s torture at the hands of the British during the Mau Mau rebellion, Obama’s replaced a Churchill bust on loan from the UK gov’t with one of Lincoln.

Inaugural chutney

(Newsday) Obama’s inaugural luncheon entrees — duck breast with cherry chutney, herb-roasted pheasant, molasses sweet potatoes — were foods Lincoln might have eaten during his childhood. [Taking Lincoln fetish too far.]