Thursday, December 07, 2006

Remember Pearl Harbor December 7 1941


On December 7 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, initiating American involvement in World War II.


Americans United against the enemies, Japan, Germany, and Italy. Up until we were attacked, we were willing to discuss the problems that Japan had with our ideals and policy. On December 6th, the President sent a personal message to the Emporer of Japan seeking to avoid war. The President strived to avoid war right up until the bombs fell on Pearl Harbor. Then the nation set out to destroy our enemies, one and all.

We united for the long fight, and the opposition party didn't spend their time and effort trying to destroy the President. Democrats and Republicans walked into the Joint Session of Congress with arms linked. Republicans were the Loyal Opposition then.
One of the most outspoken voices against American involvement in World War II was Charles Lindbergh. Lindbergh argued long and often to try and keep us out of the war. After Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh not only became supportive of the War, but even fought as a Civillian in the Pacific, flying some fifty missions to better understand ariel combat, and the design changes necessicary to help the pilots fly and fight.
It's a shame we don't have any Lindbergh's left in this nation, now we know why we called them the greatest generation.
UPDATE: Hot Air has a page up to remember this date in history.

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