Shame will be put upon America if its “remembrance” of the Saudi Arabian-terrorist attacks in 2001 on two NYC buildings were to supplant the remembrance of December 7, 1941. When Japan audaciously attacked America’s military (not civilian) outposts that immediately brought the USA into WWII, the country in kind stood behind military mobilization against this world-wide aggressor.
By contrast, in 2001, George W. Bush, an unelected US president, used time and lies, scare tactics, and dictatorial pressure (a collusional coup equally perpetrated by the politically castrated Democratic party) to mobilize an American army (not international) to attack Iraq within 1.5 yrs. Saudi Arabia, whose citizens occupied the planes that flew into the twin towers (of course, no plane hit the Pentagon, as evidence shows), was not attacked. This is the equivalent of America turning its guns on Tahita on the morning of December 8, 1941.
While the bravery of soldiers called to battle by the criminal Bush administration will not be undermined by me, the true valor of those men and women serving on Oahu, Hawaii, likewise cannot be diminished, and should not be displaced by America’s penchant for short memory, or the typical political hoopla surrounding hot-button issues that cloud, deflect, and generally misinform half the electorate.
One thousand seven-hundred sailors went down on the USS Arizon Dec 7, 1941. All of those bodies remain entombed in that steel sarcophagus. Many hundreds more died during the harbor and inland attacks. The Pacific Theater of WWII operations eventually accumulated around 5 million casualties. Worldwide, WWII claimed between 40-90 million people. On Sept 11, 2001, the world saw through technicolor television 2,994 people die, composed of international identities. To date, some 250,000 Iraqis have been killed in retaliation.
Have a nice day.