A date which will live in infamy

These are, of course, the words used by FDR in seeking a declaration of war against the Japanese…

There’s a great deal of controversy (still) over how much the government new about the planned attack on Pearl Harbor and why they did so little before it to prevent or reduce the devastation.  I have included a link to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund for those of you inclined to help support the renovation of the USS Arizona Memorial’s Museum & Visitor Center.

But on this date of remembrance I feel it’s important to consider the United States involvement in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; and the first time the United States invaded sovereign nations without having been attacked first.

Where are the weapons of mass destruction Mr Bush?

A former president was impeached for lying about having oral sex in the White House; and act which put no one’s life at risk… yet Mr Bush wasn’t even censured for having lied to the American people and not only putting many Americans at risk, but having many of America’s young return home in body bags.

It is an unfortunately reality that military force may have to be used as a last resort; but when a president open lies and distorts facts to make America the aggressor and uses events to tear away the freedoms that Americans have fought long and hard to win… that is a sign that we are losing, not winning.

On this day we remember… let’s remember recent history as well, and cry out to return America to the proud and the free — to undo the tyranny of the Bush administration and show the world that Americans can and will lead the way to a more prosperous time.


Originally posted 2008-12-07 12:00:58.