Friday, December 07, 2007

"A Date Which Will Live In Infamy"

Today marks the 66th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In one bold move, Japan succeeded in all but eliminating the United States' Pacific fleet. The next day President Franklin Roosevelt delivered his famous 'infamy' speech. Through the sheer force of his personality, FDR quickly rallied a shaken nation. The rest is history.

On the other hand, if George W. Bush had been President in 1941, he would have responded to Pearl Harbor by pronouncing the word as 'infimious' and attacking Finland.

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