Monday, June 21, 2004

A "reality check" from World War II

Here is a quick "reality check" from the Battle of Okinawa. For the unintiated, the Battle of Okinawa was the last major battle of the Pacific War during World War II. Two Marine divisions, the 1st and 6th and two Army divisions, the 7th and 96th invaded the island on the 1st of April, 1945. The battle lasted 83 days and costs the lives of 12,281 Americans, 110,000 Japanese and Okinawan conscripts and around 150,000 Okinawan civilians (about one third of the population) died during the battle. So, when liberals, the media and the rest of the "blame America first" crowd start hyper-ventilating and whining about Iraqi civilian casualties and US military deaths, tell them to sit down and breathe and then remind them about what happened during one 83-day battle during World War II. To represent what is happening in Iraq as a "quagmire" is something so idiotic that only Democrats and intellectuals would believe it.


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