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Opening Arguments

V.E. Day

Sixty-four years ago today:

We must work to bind up the wounds of a suffering world — to build an abiding peace, a peace rooted in justice and in law. We can build such a peace only by hard, toilsome, painstaking work — by understanding and working with our allies in peace as we have in war.

Mission still not accomplished.

Posted in: History


Fri, 05/08/2009 - 9:57pm

Leo . . .

Careful now, we have just passed the 6th anniversary of Commander in Chief George W. Bush's landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln under the "Mission Accomplished" sign.

After six weeks of the Iraq War, the formal Iraqi Army was vanquished and occupation of the war-torn country was at hand. American casualties numbered only 169. Patriotism was at its peak . . . except in the little minds of self-serving liberals such as our traitor-in-chief John F'n Kerry.

My point is that Bush's use of the "Mission Accomplished" sign was technically incorrect, but psychologically perfect for the occasion. Methinks that FDR also said the right things at the right time 64 years ago.

Michael B-P
Sun, 05/10/2009 - 11:57am

In this case "Psychologically perfect" could also be apprpriately described as euphemism for "disingenuous" if not entirely "misleading" whereas in FDR's case, the whole nation had been fully mobilized in a completely justifiable war that the President had requested to lead and that Congress subsequently declared in order to defeat two brutal totalitarian regimes seeking to enslave the entire planet.

tim zank
Mon, 05/11/2009 - 10:41am

Give it another 100 days, and another "Apology Tour" by Der Leader and we can expect V.A. (Victory over America) Day.