Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Making Us Stronger (and others look like Idiots)

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic.

As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. . . The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implication to the very life and safety of our nation.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 8, 1941, “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War - FDR never mentioned Europe or the fact that Germany had by then declared war on the United States, the Pearl Harbor attack allowed him to begin the larger intervention in the European war he had long wanted.
(The Pearl Harbor attack killed 2,471 American servicemen and civilians; the official death count for the 9-11 attacks, for which world-wide al-Qaeda still claims credit, killed 2,967 Americans, not including the hijackers, and it was not the first attack on U.S. soil by radical Islamists.)

If Pearl Harbor had happened today:
Picture by Jay D. Dyson found at Sacred Cow Burgers. H/T Noble Eagle.


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