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But, he was also told he was in the right for doing so and given the blessing by the US. When he realized it was a setup, his forces retreated. Hence the highway of hell.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain