Pearl Harbor 12/07/1941

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    Diplomacy That Will Live in Infamy By James Bradley

    "Sixty-eight years ago tomorrow, Japan attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. In the brutal Pacific war that would follow, millions of soldiers and civilians were killed. My father — one of the famous flag raisers on Iwo Jima — was among the young men who went off to the Pacific to fight for his country. So the war naturally fascinated me. But I always wondered, why did we fight in the Pacific? Yes, there was Pearl Harbor, but why did the Japanese attack us in the first place?"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/opinion/06bradley.html?ref=opinion

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    The fact that the US was imposing an oil embargo on Japan didn't help any
     
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    a december morning
    summer sailors shiver
    a nip in the air
     
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    I'm sure that the deployment of airborne mercenaries in China was pretty high on the list of aggravations as well.
     
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    A little more work and you'll have yourself a Haiku.
     
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    cool december morn
    summer sailors shivering
    a nip in the air
     
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    Remember tha alamo!

    Why do great losses become famous and celebrated among the losing side?
     
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    This is only true if, in the end, the war is won. The battle and loss at the Alamo inspired others to fight and win. Much the same is true of the attack on Pearl. The lost battles become the rallying cry of those who follow.
     
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