March 07, 2005

Oops! Forgot the Alamo

Well, not really.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the fall of the Alamo. I meant to post on it, but ironically, got busy and forgot to remember the Alamo.

References continue to be made to this famous battle cry, some appropriate: (Click on pictures to enlarge.)

As governor of Texas, Bush installed a portrait of Sam Houston, commander of the Texas forces at San Jacinto and then President of the Republic of Texas, clad in the costume of the Roman consul Gaius Marius, in his office in the state capitol. At Cooperstown, when Bush was asked about Nolan Ryan’s pummelling of Robin Ventura, the first words out of his mouth were “Remember the Alamo!”

[Later, when Bush was President,] the captain of the American Ryder Cup team, Ben Crenshaw, of Austin, Texas, was another athlete hero-friend of Bush’s, and he had asked Bush to come to Brookline to give the U.S. Ryder Cup team a pep talk if necessary. ... On the eve of the last day of the match, Bush came into the room where the team was gathered and, by prearrangement with Crenshaw, recited the text of William Barret Travis’s letter from the Alamo. ... In Boston, the day after hearing from Bush, the American team staged a remarkable comeback and won the Ryder Cup. -- Source

... and some not so appropriate:
At right, the ruins of Fallujah, from the excellent Lew Rockwell column. Imagine the rage and determination, to oust the occupiers, from the residents who once lived there, and you can picture the force behind Sam Houston's victory long ago in Texas--together with the war cry: "Remember The Alamo!" -- Source.

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