of World War II. That's right. We were able to defeat all of Nazi Germany, Mussolini, and the
entire Japanese empire in LESS time than it's taken the world's only superpower
to secure the road from the airport to downtown Baghdad.
And we haven't even done THAT. After 1,347 days, in the same time it took us to
took us to sweep across North Africa, storm the beaches of Italy, conquer the
South Pacific, and liberate all of Western Europe, we cannot, after over 3 and
1/2 years, even take over a single highway and protect ourselves from a homemade
device of two tin cans placed in a pothole...
by Michael Moore. November 25, 2006 at 22:38:59
- Comments: ... Ninety percent of German and allied forces were concentrated on the Eastern Front and it was not the forces of the United States but those of the Soviet Union that walked them back, step-by-step, from Stalingrad to Berlin.
The collapse of the Japanese Empire was due not only to the US successes in the war in the Pacific, but to the fighting going on in Japanese conquests in Asia, not least in China (thus the Japanese surrender seems to have been motivated at least as much by the fact that the massive Soviet victories in Northeast China (aka Manchuria) in August 1945 rendered impossible plans to move the Shōwa Emperor there and continue fighting as by the US successes in the Pacific and the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
by mhenriday. November 26, 2006 at 11:46:28 AM