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By: Wes

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 05:05:40 +0000

Please specify the "recent studies". I would like to read them.



By: Wes

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 05:04:09 +0000

Sorry Todd. The loss of the USS Maine was not because of a boiler explosion. It was because of an external explosion.



By: Tim

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 14:42:09 +0000

Oh please Todd. Does everything have to be politicized? Let's not ruin a new blog by connecting dots that aren't there.



By: Todd Fineberg

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 12:31:29 +0000

Re: Today in History: Remember the Maine Edition: LOC should note that the Maine incident in 1898 was an early example of a fraudulent statement of a cause for war by the United States. Recent studies have shown that a boiler explosion caused the demise of the USS Maine, not sabotage from Cuban or Spanish interests. The Maine case is a precedent for the fraudulent Gulf of Tonkin resolution in the Vietnam War and the Invasion of Iraq in 2003 in the absence of alleged weapons of mass destruction and terrorist Al Qaeda as causes for war.