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Friday, December 12, 2008

Rememberence

First, let me apologize because I was wanting to put up a post on December 7 and somehow, it completely slipped my mind. It seems like a lot of things have been doing that lately. I have a great deal of respect for the men and women who have served this country and gave their lives to protect her. I have had the tremendous opportunity to visit the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor as well as the museum in Nagasaki, Japan and the U.S.S. Missouri. That means that I have seen the museums commemorating both the beginning and the end of WWII on both sides of the war in the Pacific. Standing in the Memorial over the Arizona is a haunting experience. Looking into the end of it, you will see a list of names of Sailors and Marines who lost their lives on board that ship on December 7, 1941. They are still on board. In Nagasaki, you can visit ground zero. The place where the bomb actually hit as well as look at the city both before and after. That too, is a haunting experience. To realize that there is something in this world that can cause that much destruction in just the blink of an eye. I ask everyone who reads this to please remember those who have given their lives in defense of this country (this includes both the living and the deceased because even the living have given at least a portion of their lives) in your thoughts and prayers every single day.

Now, this all brings me to the story that caused me to look at my blog and realize that I had forgotten to post that day. The Reverend Jeremiah Wright went back to the pulpit on Sunday, and, in his usual fashion began to bash the United States again. This time, he got his history wrong. (Sort of like Obama when he said that his uncle was part of the first forces to go into Auschwitz which was in fact liberated by the Soviets.) Rev. Wright actually said that December 7 marked the anniversary that the United States killed 80,000 innocent people by bombing Hiroshima. Now, why would anyone, who actually loves this country, still be attending this church and listen to this nut. He obviously doesn't know what he is talking about.

On a side note, have you ever noticed how, when a Democrat is in office, it is the United States that does bad things. But, when a Republican is in office, it is him alone. Look at it. America dropped the atomic bombs. It wasn't Harry S. Truman who gave the order. America put Japanese Americans in interment camps, not Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was America that boycotted the Olympics, not Jimmy Carter. But, it was Bush who attacked Iraq. It was Bush who put people in Guantanamo Bay. It was Bush who authorized torture. The liberals in this country just don't get it. Well, actually, they do. As long as they can make the Republicans to look like the bad guys then they continue to win elections. So, they portray everything to be the Republicans' fault while protecting the Democrats. The media buys into this, so they do the same thing. This is why Chris Dodd and Barney Frank are still in office, even though they are two of the biggest reasons the economy is in the situation it is in.

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