I introduced myself, told a couple self-deprecating jokes, and got to the topic at hand. Right when I was finishing my bit about the Mexican American war, I stepped in it. In order to frame a good process story, I mentioned that one of the great opponents of the war was one Abraham Lincoln. A hand shot up from the back. A chhador-clad young lady had a question...It is the story of a rarely-reported "win" for the U.S. in the battle of ideas. What our foreign service officers should be doing more of. Thank you, Diplodocus.