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And War Wasn't Even A Certainty

But the President actually did it right back then. He asked for a declaration of war. He just didn't go do it.

"I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire."

(Congress has never declared war on Iraq or Afghanistan.)

Edit: Some of you need to read one of the headlines.


Anonymous said...

But congress universally supported war in both. Even your messiah, your goddess Hillary supported it.

Anonymous said...

Nor has Congress declared war since then. Here's a list of undeclared wars AFTER WWII. Dang, I love Google!
Czechoslovakia, and Korea. (1947)
Puerto Rican Nationalist Revolts (1950)
First Gulf of Sidra Incident (1981)
Lebanese Civil War (1982)
Bombing of Libya (1986)
Iran-Iraq War (1987)
Invasion of Panama (1989)
First Gulf War (1990)
Somali Civil War (1992)
Bosnian War (1993)
Operation Uphold Democracy--Haiti (1994)
Bombings of Afghanistan and Sudan (1998)
Kosovo War (1999)
War on Terror-- Wars with Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen. (2001)
Second Liberian War (2003)
Lord's Resistance Army Insurgency--Sudan (2011)
Libyan Civil War (2011)

Anonymous said...

You could have recognized this date in history without providing a trolling angle to it. Then again, I guess you like the reactions.


Anonymous said...

Behind a paywall :(

SpanishWarDonkey said...

The difference here is FDR knew how expensive this war would be. At the peak we were spending over 40% of our GDP fighting. Nowadays defense spending is about 5%. The regular defense budget can fund these little democracy spreading endeavors, so there's a little more wiggle room.

Anonymous said...

Leftist Don't fight evil. They fight those who fight evil.

Anonymous said...

FDR allowed Japan to attack Pearl Harbor just as Bush/Cheney allowed 9/11, so the rich could get richer.

Anonymous said...

Iraq and Afghanistan were not wars. We didn't particularly fight anybody in the sense of war. We just occupied their countries kinda half-assed like trying not to hurt anyone's feelings. And there was nothing they could do about it.

That's not war. Maybe that's why we didn't declare it.

Anonymous said...

I screwed up by attacking Pearl Bailey on Dec. 7 by mistake.

DF Japanese Aggie

Anonymous said...

War was not a certainty? Are you serious? Wow.

Anonymous said...

So, if instead of a non country-specific organization hiding out in caves and various, mixed up hard to reach countries, it was a hundred Russian fighters and bombers that flew over New York dropping bombs in 2001, you really think war would not have been a certainty? War was a certainty in 1941.

I can see it now..."wait...wait...sure, those are Russian attack planes killing New Yorkers by the thousands...but before we do anything harsh let's all meet in Washington D.C. and discuss this. I, the President of the United States, need to get your OK. What? The Pentagon has been bombed by the Russians, too? And their bombers are heading for the Capitol? OK, well I still want your blessing before we overreact and do something silly like assume this is war. Let's meet somewhere else, and we'll think this thing through."

Anonymous said...

4:17, put your tin hat back on and go back to your Mom's basement

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

After Pearl Harbor was 100% a certainty. You are flat wrong on that.

Anonymous said...

Yep, asking for Congress to declare was a legal formality, and Congress granting it was a formality, too. It was guaranteed there was going to be a full-on, wupp-ass, war after Pearl Harbor!!