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Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Arithmetic on the Frontier


A great and glorious thing it is
To learn, for seven years or so,
The Lord knows what of that and this,
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  • Rookie - 30 Points Mark Schulte (6/25/2006 1:07:00 PM)

    This was relevant in Vietnam. It is also relevant in Iraq. Our govt learned the arithmatic and now has volunteer army army and fights battles with technology that lowers casualties. Alas, however, in a police operation like we are now doing in Iraq, the arithmetic becomes relevant again. (Report) Reply

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