America's Important Obscure War contest

Who would win -- the French and Indian War or the Mexican War?

I vote for F and I, but then I've been to Fort William Henry.

Also, from our "You know you're reading a conservative paper when" department:

Thanks to the influence of Spain's military tradition and the help of mercenary soldiers, the Mexican army was well-equipped and well-trained.
Get it? Without Spain, and (presumably European) mercenaries, that army would just be a bunch of Mexicans [shudder].

1 comment:

Rob said...

French & Indian War in a landslide. Minus the suppression of the threat to the colonies, it's questionable whether the American Revolutionary War could ever get started.