Foreign-policy experts rush to compare Libya to Bosnia, the Punic Wars, Iraq, Kosovo, Thermopylae, and so forth.
Near the Warm Wells—the Thermopylae—a terrible battle was fought.
Let us take, as example, Leonidas and his devotion at Thermopylae.
They were first stopped at Thermopylae by Leonidas and his three hundred Spartans.
It was to have been the Thermopylae of Mormondom—but it wasn't.
He next took the envoys with him through Thessaly to Thermopylae.
I work at present as a bartender at the Golden Web, on Thermopylae street.
Thermopylae had its messenger of defeat, but the Alamo had none.
Thermopylae had its messengers of death, but the Alamo had none.
Well, we will all do our best, you may be sure; but since Thermopylae, I doubt if men have fought against longer odds.