I just read back over some old threads and noticed something.
Early defeats in the South Pacific in WW2 were the fault of isolationist Republicans who did not properly man the Phillipines.
And modern day Republicans are not isolationist enough.
Is it possible to even decide on the facts anymore? I am not talking about opinions, but facts.
And is everything about money and partisan politics? Is this all that human history is?
It seems to me there is strain of extremist in the world today who is not satisfied unless everyone else is unsatisfied.
They assume that human history and all that compels it, can be boiled down to a D or an R behind the name.
These people are dangerous. Extremes meet in an ugly little circle of hate and mutual distrust.
So I think it might be a good idea when looking at history and subjects like WW2 to remember the enemies were: Tojo, Hitler and Mussolini...not the Republicans or the Democrats.
And considering the fact that there are people in the world today who would gladly wipe us off the face of the earth, if they could, no matter which party won the White House would it not be wise to remember who the enemy really is today?
Islamic fascism and the suicidal terrorism it glorifies is the enemy. And no I am not saying all Muslims are fascists. In fact I would say Muslims are targets themselves.
BTW, Adolph Hitler could not make it across the English Channel much less the Atlantic Ocean. FDR responded to his declaration of war because he felt that sooner or later the Nazis would have to be confronted.
In the 90's Saddam Hussein tried to kill an American president, broke a cease fire and gave refuge to one of the attackers in the first World Trade Center attack. Osama Bin Laden declared war on the United States in 1997.
What is the difference?