Everyone will be talking about the Middle East Policy substance of tonight's Foreign Policy debate between the candidates. This is not a blog about US politics, but since my nostalgia posts are well received, and since Mitt Romney has shown a certain nostalgia for the United States Navy as it was in 1916, though battleship navies seem to have faded away after Pearl Harbor, I thought it might be appropriate to run a couple of pictures of the Great White Fleet's transit of the Suez Canal on January 1909.
from this US Navy site. To the best of my knowledge, the felucca in the picture was not a part of the Great White Fleet.
Below, sailors from the Great White Fleet pose at the sphinx.