The Deciderer's last 1000 days

If our country lasts that long....

Thursday, August 10, 2006

893. Only the operation is fuzzy, not the math

December 7, 1941
May 8, 1945 (VE-Day) = 1,248 days

March 19, 2003 (U.S. invasion of Iraq)
August 18, 2006 (next Friday) = 1,248 days

Daou Report/Carpetbagger/Talk Left/Oliver Willis


  • At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why VE Day and Not VJ Day (Aug 15)? Not that I'm disputing the math or anything, but technically we were engaged until Japan surrendered. It's only 99 more days, so we can trot this one out in December.


  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger Randy G said…

    Highlighting one does not rule out highlighting the other come December. Without minimizing that we were to be at war with Japan at great cost for 3 more months does not undermine the fact that victory over Fascism in Europe was a monumental standalone event. Putting the human, dollar, time and strategic costs of the Iraq War in this type of perspective will resonate with us, and has the chance to convince that next few percent of Americans of its continued folly.

    It's clear that national sentiment rarely changes overnight. It happens a little bit a time, so we should take every opportunity to point out the obvious, especially in the context of some new revelation or milestone.

    Thanx for a very reasonable question. Check back in December!


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