Friday, December 7, 2012

Pearl Harbor


FDR:

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
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As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense, that always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.
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Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph. So help us God.

3 comments:

  1. Apparently the resolve of FDR no longer exists.

    The invading forces can sucker punch us with impunity, and fear no reprisals.

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  2. "Apparently the resolve of FDR no longer exists."

    Absolutely and, sadly, such "resolve" or lack thereof is but a reflection of the electorate!

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  3. FDR was, proverbially, between a rock and a hard place. He really had no choice. Leave it to a lawyer to screw it up. Namely, one Dean Acheson.
    http://www.theamericancause.org/patwhydidjapan.htm

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