Let’s send a message to the terrorists of just how we here in America are tough on terrorism. I am so pissed off about this and I think you should be too, I can’t think straight.
285 acquittals 1 conviction, unbelievable. They refused even to find him guilty of any sort of terrorism, settling instead for a lone guilty verdict conspiracy to destroy government buildings and property, never mind the 224 dead people. I’m sure the families of the victim’s are completely relieved about the verdict.
This administration is weak in my humble opinion, we need to get back to the patriotism we once had. All this political correctness, re-write our history books, sue for anything, and take blame for nothing society is in for a rude awakening. We used to be a nation that protected each other, helped thy neighbor, now it’s me me me!!!
Remember the attack on pearl harbor? Remember Franklin Roosevelt’s Infamy speech?
“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.
This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.
Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. (Insert terrorist here) (Remember September 11, world trade center bombings)
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. (Having doubts about the American people and what they think absolute victory means today)
I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again. (OOPS! it has a few times)
Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.
With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounding determination of our people – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.
I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.”
Congress and the House’s response: Congressional Declaration of War on Japan
December 8, 1941
JOINT RESOLUTION Declaring that a state of war exists between the Imperial Government of Japan and the Government and the people of the United States and making provisions to prosecute the same.
Whereas the Imperial Government of Japan has committed unprovoked acts of war against the Government and the people of the United States of America:
Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial Government of Japan which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared;
and the President is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Imperial Government of Japan;
and, to bring the conflict to a successful termination, all of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States.
Approved, December 8, 1941, 4:10 p.m. E.S.T.
I wish people could even remember the attacks on the World Trade Center, how soon we forget.
I apologize to all the families who lost loved ones to terrorist attacks here and abroad, we have an administration that apologizes to all the terrorist people and nations, who thinks you can talk to these organization and everything will be OK. Wrong. Maybe someday we will get a clue, until then look out.