On this Pearl Harbor Day...
Guest note by Rusty
Today is the 65th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, "a day that will live in infamy". Because of the decisive action taken in response to the attack we are blessed to live in the America of today and to have Japan as a true ally, friend, and of course huge trading partner...News articles proclaim....”America looks back on Pearl Harbor”
What will the headlines say on September 11, 2066. ? Will they even be in English, or perhaps Arabic? Will we still be in this war, or will we still exist at all...Whether we choose to or not, will we still be be free to go to church next Sunday (or perhaps Temple next Saturday) or will we be implored to go to mosque on Friday...Will women be able to read the newspapers at all or will they be sequestered at home with their babies? Will we watch the news on TV or will television and movies have been banned?
The difficulties we have faced in Iraq are not accidental, nor are they a result of grossly bad planning. There are dark forces of extremism that are outside of Iraq that are compounding our difficulties considerably and intentionally. At some point we will have to reckon with that. I don’t think we can wait 65 years.
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