Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Dec 7

Lest we forget.

8 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

As I see it, 9/11 was the 21st Century "Pearl Harbor." In some respects, anyway.

12/8/05, 8:17 AM  
Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Well, you might be right Jason. We do know that FDR was turning the screws on Japan and also looking for a way to enter the war despite a very reluctant public.

He waited until others had punched themselves out and assured we would be the last economy standing... a situation we promptly screwed up in only about 20 years.

Comparisons to 9/11 are asinine. Although both FDR and Chimperella did know something was afoot.

12/8/05, 11:03 AM  
Blogger Cubed © said...

My youngest, born on December 7th (and appropriately nick-named "Dragon Lady" because of her fearlessness and temperament), is proud to be a fighter in WWIII.

In WWII, my father was fleet navigator and a carrier pilot in the Pacific, where his ship was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese sub. He survived after three hours in the water, and was grateful that all the depth charges had discouraged the sharks.

I think at least half of us who have posted so far here today have good reasons, both personal and philosophical, to remember the significance of Dec. 7.

The benefit to Japan at having "suffered" defeat at our hands was the introduction of capitalism, which led it from its position as an interesting but relatively minor player in the world affairs, to one of the world's major economies, with unprecedented prosperity for its people.

12/8/05, 1:30 PM  
Blogger Grant Jones said...

Mr. Ducky, you are truly ignorant. FDR and Churchill wanted to prevent a war with Japan so the U.S. could concentrate on the Nazis. You remember Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan's ally.

12/8/05, 1:57 PM  
Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Grant, for your next trick you will explain how you are at war with only one of Japan and Germany, since they had a mutual alliance.

Please continue, you sound like fun.

12/8/05, 2:58 PM  
Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

It's hard to avoid war when you're attacked. Germany declared war on the United States the day after Pearl Harbor and we responded with our own declarations of war on Germany and Japan.

I imagine the ultimate defeat of Nazi Germany was pretty traumatic for our remaining Jew-hating national socialists, but the left thrives on victimhood. Ducky's shrine to Hitler is a sight to behold.

12/8/05, 7:14 PM  
Blogger Grant Jones said...

Actually Mr. Ducky, Mr. Beamish is correct and has beat me to the punch. On 12/08/41 FDR asked for a declaration of war against Japan, which he got of course.

Hitler declared war on the US on Dec. 11, if memory serves. Pearl Harbor did not solve FDR's "problem."

As per the Atlantic Charter of August 1941, Hitler was public enemy number 1. The Japanese attack did not provide a reason for an American declaration upon Germany.

However Ducky, the Tripartite Pact didn't require a German response because Japan attack the U.S. Germany was only obligated under the treaty to declare war upon America if Japan was attack.

Ducky, go here, read and learn:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripartite_Pact

12/8/05, 9:32 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

Here we go again with the Duck blame game. Everyone is to blame for 9-11 except the sick religious nuts who acted in the name of what faith ?

Lets see Wicca , Scientology, Lubavitcher, Hare Krishas, Red Sox fans all were big culprits on 9-11.

Ducko you need to get a clue and don't lecture me about 9-11. Unlike you I was there and it wasn't my first time either.

12/9/05, 5:36 AM  

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