debunks "the first neocon war, i.e. an unnecessary war of choice" — 1812: The War Party’s First ‘Success’
. He reminds us that "the Brits burned Washington and routed our militias, while the glorious conquest of Canada – where, Americans were told, the inhabitants would shower us with rose petals at the moment of their 'liberation' – was rudely repulsed by the ungrateful Canadians."
Mr. Raimondo also reminds us, "The war was unpopular, both here and in Britain. The New England states, where the Anglophilic Federalists held sway, were hot-beds of antiwar sentiment – and outright sedition. Led by Massachusetts governor Caleb Strong, a cabal of Federalists held secret negotiations with the British government, proposing the secession of the New England states from the Union."
Labels: Albion, America the Beautiful, Her Majesty's Dominion of Canada, Neoconnerie, War and Rumors of War