The days after Pearl Harbor: America didn’t apologize


by Mike DeVine

Yesterday marked the seventy-first anniversary of the day, December 7, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said would “live in infamy”. Today is the 71st anniversary of the day America resolved itself to complete and total victory over the Empire of Japan through to their unconditional surrender. On December 11, 1941, the United States would also declare war against the Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Unlike some on the left within days of a similar attack on America after September 11, 2001, Americans didn’t obsess over why, the “Japs” that attacked Pearl nor “Krauts” that attacked American ships with U-boats, hated us. They didn’t hire a PC Police to suppress speech that might offend our enemies and neither FDR nor Vice President and later President Harry S. Truman went on apology tours.

Thankfully after the first Pearl Harbor Day and 9/11, America had Commanders in Chief dedicated to protecting the nation they loved. Sadly, after the towers fell, President George W. Bush would have to do so while being falsely accused of lying us into war by Democrats who voted to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq and whose predecessor in office, President Bill Clinton had justified his late 1990s Desert Fox bombing of Saddam Hussein’s regime in reliance upon the same WMD-intel.

Then-Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama would even go so far as to vote to de-fund the troops in both war theaters during the Bush second term. So much for partisan politics stopping at the water’s edge or that Democrats, who make the apples and oranges argument against Republicans over Obamacare, didn’t “root for failure” by the armed forces of the United States against foreign enemies.

Then, as promised, when a war and housing-bust weary public turned over national security to Democrats promising surrender, they promptly re-established diplomatic relations with the terror-regime in Syria they dubbed a “reformer”, turned Egypt and Libya over to radical Islamists, appeased Iran and Russia, left no footprint in Iraq and promised a 2014 date certain withdrawal in Afghanistan.

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