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Thread #92871   Message #1780451
Posted By: Little Hawk
10-Jul-06 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: What's wrong with this song?
Subject: RE: What's wrong with this song?
Heh! Very entertaining, I must say.

The difference, Fred Miller, is that America's role on WWII was a legitimate response to German and Japanese aggression.

(although it is true that FDR had, by trade embargo, basically maneuvered the Japanese into a "surrender to us and give up your empire now or fight the USA and die" position by mid '41...but...the Japanese were still committing major aggression in China and East Asia anyway, so they deserved to get clobbered by someone...)

Anyway, WWII was basically legit, and the public knew it. That's why they supported it. My father supported it by fighting for the Allies. He (prior to passing away quite recently) did not support the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He considered them rather in the same light as Germany's land and resource-grabbing wars of aggression in WWII.

That tell you anything?

The USA was not attacked by any sovereign nation when 911 occurred. They were attacked by a secret organization and its operatives. That was a police matter, not a matter of war between nations. It was a crime, not an act of war.

The response to it by the Bush administration has been cynical, opportunistic, self-serving, and totally inappropriate to the real situation. Anyway, they had plans all worked out to attack both Afghanistan and Iraq long before 911. 911 was just the PR excuse to get the American public onside and go ahead.

That's why a lot of people don't believe in these wars. They're not legitimate defence at all. Not of anyone. They are outright aggression.