What is your answer?
Which ones do you kill?
Which country would you level first, second, third, fourth?
Many years ago we were sitting around the radio station planning some future events and appearances. The discussion turned to a request for a station even on December 7th. One person at the meeting reminded us that December 7th was Pearl Harbor Day. Another piped up with a question: "Pearl Harbor Day? What's that?"
It's not 13 years later, and I dare say that you wouldn't have to look very far to find someone wouldn't have a clue what Pearl Harbor was all about. That's not surprising, considering the quality of our government schools.
My family moved to Hawaii soon after World War II ended. I can remember my father taking me to Pearl Harbor to show me the damage from the Japanese attack. I can vividly recall the collapsed dockside cranes and the hulls of bombed ships still visible in the harbor.
It took the United States four years to bring Japan to the surrender table. Though there was dissention in the country during WWII, there was never a lack of resolve. There were questions as to whether or not intelligence failures had contributed to the Japanese success, but never any questions as to whether or not we should fight until victory was achieved. I'm not aware of anyone demanding that we negotiate with Japan and Germany to find a way out. Nobody was screaming for an "exit strategy" We didn't have TV anchors doing their daily tally of civilian casualties. To the contrary, during WWII news sources were eager to report American successes. Not so today.
Oh .. one more thing. Back then we knew that in the Pacific theatre we knew that it was a war against the Japanese. It wasn't a "War on Sneak Attacks."
Today we persist on calling our fight against Islamic fascism a "War on Terror." It is not. Terror is a tactic. You don't declare war on tactics. You declare war on the people who are using the tactics against you. This is not a war on terror. It is a war against Islamic fascism. How the hell do you fight a war when you aren't even willing to define just who it is you are fighting? Are we that gobbled up with political correctness that we are afraid to identify our most deadly international enemy? They attack us on our own soil and we're afraid to name them and speak of our intent to crush them? We only speak of the tactic they used?