The first neo-con war?

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  1. billwald

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    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/15/war_of_1812

    "Can you feel the excitement in the air? June 18 is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and I'm sure you're thinking: Why no parades down Main Street? Why no historical reenactors costumed as President James Madison, who signed the declaration of war, or Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the Hero of Lake Erie? Because Americans have a short historical memory, that's why. Or perhaps it's because we don't commemorate equivocal wars. But don't be fooled by the absence of huzzahs: The War of 1812 was one of the great liberating events of American history, and I'm here to tell you why. . . ."
     
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    Ironically, the War of 1812 (which was the first DECLARED war for the US [Not like Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, etc.] against a foreign nation.) was offically declared on June 4, 1812, AFTER the British withdrew their Orders in Council---which ostensibly was the primary reason for the declaration.

    Also, what some consider to be the most famous battle of the war, the Battle of New Orleans, took place AFTER the two warring nations agreed to the terms of the Treaty of Ghent (a city in Belgium).
     

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