politics, history and the war on terror
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Sacrifice 

Victor David Hanson (always worth reading) believes we are winning the War on Terror. He provides an excellent narrative of the war. He also documents the sacrifices made by Americans in order to defeat the real threat of German and Japanese fascism:

Likewise a mere four months before the surrender of Japan the United States began the most bloody campaign of the entire war at Okinawa, where almost 50,000 Americans were killed, wounded, or missing. The fighting, which killed the commanding generals of both sides, did not end until a mere two months before the surrender. What later is seen rightly to be last gasps at the time often appear as irrefutable proof of inexhaustible strength and endless war to come.

This is a sacrifice which we cannot event imagine today. After two plus years of war, American military deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere have yet to reach 1,000. Is the American public prepared to pay a higher price? Does the American public have the will to continue this war? Were our grandparents made of stronger stuff?

Posted by bill roggio @ 12:18 AM

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