WASHINGTON knew it: Delays of this kind will prove fatal.
JEFFERSON knew it: Delays are dangerous. It is an old and very true Maxim… And so the event (ap)proved.
(of course) SHAKESPEARE knew it: Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.
(as far back as) AESCHYLUS knew it: There is no avoidance in delay.
OBAMA didn’t know it: Strategic patience.
PATTON practiced it: Don’t Delay: …. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
KIM JONG UN (sure as hell) knows it.
CATO counseled it / ROME accomplished it: Cartago delenda est = NORTH KOREA MUST BE DESTROYED.
KENNEDY KNEW IT AND DID IT: embargo to force removal of ATOMIC MISSILES.
ARE WE STILL WISE ENOUGH AND BRAVE ENOUGH
Or DOES AMERICAN HISTORY END HERE?