quote

Oliver Hazard Perry, said succinctly after winning the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812: “We have met the enemy and he is ours.”

Walt Kelly, the author of Pogo, then lampooned this as “We have met the enemy and he is us.” This proved so apt, that the parody is frequently quoted and no one seems to know the original anymore.

Quotes suggested by Scott Burnham.

Add your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: