Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A Day That Will Live in Infamy

That's what Franklin Delano Roosevelt called it when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Check out his speech.

It's simple. It's direct. It's eloquent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well done, Vinny and HR. The noteworthy thing about the declaration of war against Japan is that it was just that -- a declaration of war against Japan only. How then, one might ask, did we end up at war against Germany? That was courtesy of the madman Hitler. In a move that astounded his generals, and really sealed the fate of Nazi Germany, Hitler declared war against the United States. Hitler's generals were aghast, as Germany had no strategic reason to go to war with the U.S., and they knew that America's might would be decisive in Europe, as it had been in the First World War. Hitler believed that as a democracy, we were too soft, and wouldn't have the stomach for a prolonged war. He was wrong, which should be a lesson to our enemies today.