Waterloo – What Is it???


The Day After

I have heard a lot about “Waterloo” and I wondered “What is it???” Since “Google is my friend”, I looked it up. Wiki says it was a big fight where Napolean lost and it was all over for him.

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by combined armies of the Seventh Coalition, an Anglo-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. It was the culminating battle of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon’s last. The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon’s rule as Emperor of the French and marked the end of his Hundred Days’ return from exile. – Napoleon abdicated, surrendered to the British, and was exiled to Saint Helena, where he died in 1821.

Soooo, it looks like Obama is about to get beat real bad, and hopefully he will go to Saint Helena, too, or maybe Saint Kenya! (LOL!!!)

Here is why the French people thought they lost, and it is also a lot like Obama:

A French view of the reasons for Napoleon’s defeat

General Baron Jomini, one of the leading military writers on the Napoleonic art of war had a number of very cogent explanations of the reasons behind Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo.[142]

In my opinion, four principal causes led to this disaster:

The first, and most influential, was the arrival, skilfully combined, of Blücher, and the false movement that favored this arrival;[143] the second, was the admirable firmness of the British infantry, joined to the sang-froid and aplomb of its chiefs; the third, was the horrible weather, that had softened the ground, and rendered the offensive movements so toilsome, and retarded till one o’clock the attack that should have been made in the morning; the fourth, was the inconceivable formation of the first corps, in masses very much too deep for the first grand attack.

Soooo, I am sure we will be hearing the term “Waterloo” a lot between now and the 2012 elections.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

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