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December 9, 2014

December 7 A Comment at Ace's

116 During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945,
"We the People of the U.S.A." produced the following:
22 aircraft carriers,
8 battleships,
48 cruisers,
349 destroyers,
420 destroyer escorts,
203 submarines,
34 million tons of merchant ships,
100,000 fighter aircraft,
98,000 bombers,
24,000 transport aircraft,
58,000 training aircraft,
93,000 tanks,
257,000 artillery pieces,
105,000 mortars,
3,000,000 machine guns, and
2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb, and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama Administration couldn't even build a web site that worked.Dec 7 1941

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 9, 2014 8:49 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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But everybody has their dumbphones and stays *connected* and watching gay interracial reality shows while standing in line at the local Consumermart shoving fructose laden squishburgers into their gaping head caves perched atop their grossly obese caricatures of what one was.

So as you can see it hasn't been a complete loss.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 9, 2014 10:04 AM

Not to detract from what Americans produced, but what about Germany? If they had the same population, resources, and giant moats as the U.S., would the result have been different?

I agree about Obama. He is living large off other folks' earnings. I still cannot think of anything worthwhile he has ever accomplished. Going to Australia this week at taxpayer expense with a 4,000+ hotel room entourage doesn't count.

Neither does staying in the very most expensive hotel room in the city. Recall that Harry Truman took a train home the day after he left office — at his own personal expense.

Posted by: Smokey [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 9, 2014 4:11 PM

Well, if you're gonna go down that road you can't overlook that Germany was completely decimated just 20 years prior and was still hobbling horribly when the bizarro Charlie Chaplin sauntered along, so the 1930's was a decade of overwhelming convergence for that country.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 9, 2014 5:54 PM

Yep, the Obama administration couldn't even build a damn website. And I would not be surprised if in the same amount of time Obama spent more money, in real dollars, than the US spent to prosecute the war.

Posted by: Grizzly [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 9, 2014 7:48 PM

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