December 7, 2015

FD Obama addresses Congress after attack on Pearl Harbor

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The United States was at peace with Japan and, at the solicitation of its government, we were still in conversation about the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague were negotiating a performance of James Taylor's You've Got a Friend with Secretary of State Kerry. While this may appear suspicious, we must not blame the entire Japanese Empire for the actions of a few.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was likely the result of a few disgruntled employees, maybe even the Emperor’s wife suffering from post-partum depression. Therefore, I urge patience and understanding. Read the rest at The Peoples'Cube

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 7, 2015 9:55 AM
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The USS Arizona's twitter feed is pretty interesting today as they reconstruct the attack in real time:

https://twitter.com/USSArizona

H/T Dave in Texas at ASHQ

Posted by: BJM at December 7, 2015 11:32 AM