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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2012 04:12 pm
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I wonder how much the self-embargo was merely a stating of the obvious - similar to me saying 'I wont be playing quarterback for the Colts this year'.

As Sherman said just after SC seceded:

'The North can make a steam engine, locomotive or railway car.

Hardly a yard of cloth or pair of shoes can you make.

You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical and determined people on earth - right at your doorstep.

You are bound to fail.

Only in your spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared.'

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