Ultimately, outraged dissenters—chief among them the relentless Philadelphia-based reformer Herbert Welsh—forced the question of U.S. atrocities into the light.
As the Democratic candidate, William Jennings Bryan, clashed with the Republican incumbent over imperialism, which the Democrats called “the paramount issue,” critics of the war had to defend themselves against accusations of having treasonously inspired the insurgency, prolonged the conflict, and betrayed American soldiers.
They also went to the .45 from the standard issue .38 because the .45 offered better stopping power against the Muslim suicide squads that would charge into American lines until they were completely incapacitated.
The funniest thing was...
connections between the Filipino American war and the Iraq War are tenuous at best
[T]hough successive U.S. generals proclaimed victory at hand, American soldiers kept dying in ambushes, telegraph lines kept getting cut, and army convoys kept getting attacked.
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