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Recovered Repug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:52 AM
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40. It was much more clear who attacked Pearl Harbor and why.
The enemy and victory were defined. Pearl Harbor was an attack by a country, 9/11 was an attack by a concept. Pearl Harbor started a war with a definite and successful conclusion. 9/11 started an ongoing war with a vague definition of victory.
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  -Why don't we commemorate Pearl Harbor like we do 9/11? Poiuyt  Sep-11-11 10:29 AM   #0 
  - Its the fear factor  madokie   Sep-11-11 10:29 AM   #1 
  - Sorry to say this but it's not as useful to the politicians as  Autumn   Sep-11-11 10:30 AM   #2 
  - Bingo!  Arkansas Granny   Sep-11-11 10:39 AM   #16 
  - Pearl Harbor was real. 9/11 was in cahoots with Saudis for fun and profit.  RC   Sep-11-11 10:31 AM   #3 
  - One happened on a militarty base 70 years ago,the other in the middle of a city  Swede   Sep-11-11 10:31 AM   #4 
  - +1 n/t  tammywammy   Sep-11-11 10:33 AM   #7 
  - Yes.  emulatorloo   Sep-11-11 10:56 AM   #27 
  - Time. those that were there ae precious few now. I have no doubt this is the last biggie for 9/11.  bettyellen   Sep-11-11 10:31 AM   #5 
  - no money to be made from it. No fear to be racheted up from it.  Donnachaidh   Sep-11-11 10:32 AM   #6 
  - this is the correct answer  Lex   Sep-11-11 10:33 AM   #9 
  - IMO...because Pearl Harbor wasn't really a "shared" event...  Dennis Donovan   Sep-11-11 10:33 AM   #8 
  - oops  MrsBrady   Sep-11-11 10:51 AM   #22 
  - Here's a list of 60th Anniversary events in Hawaii for  MineralMan   Sep-11-11 10:34 AM   #10 
  - I am trying to remember the anniversaries from my youth  Warren Stupidity   Sep-11-11 10:34 AM   #11 
  - You mean with over-the-top, racist and bigoted propaganda films and cartoons?  Hugabear   Sep-11-11 10:35 AM   #12 
  - The Pearl Harbor targets were strictly military.  iamtechus   Sep-11-11 10:37 AM   #13 
  - Fucking bullshit. The target was human beings. Military  rustydog   Sep-11-11 10:41 AM   #17 
  - For that matter, why aren't we commemorating the Oklahoma City bombing?  sarge43   Sep-11-11 10:37 AM   #14 
  - Oh right, we DO.................  Fla Dem   Sep-11-11 10:50 AM   #21 
  - 911 was more recent, hence commands more attention, and hence more profit. Pearl  RKP5637   Sep-11-11 10:37 AM   #15 
  - I wonder if Guiliani is selling memorial t-shirts at ground zero  rustydog   Sep-11-11 10:54 AM   #24 
     - Yeah, probably, or some of his stooges. ... but Giulian sees more profit in his 911 security  RKP5637   Sep-11-11 11:04 AM   #30 
  - video footage. 911 unfolded live on TV so everyone around the country/world  ecstatic   Sep-11-11 10:42 AM   #18 
  - We did commemorate it  customerserviceguy   Sep-11-11 10:43 AM   #19 
  - You mean the day the lives in infamy.  aikoaiko   Sep-11-11 10:43 AM   #20 
  - December 7th is federally recognized as Pearl Harbor Day  MrsBrady   Sep-11-11 10:53 AM   #23 
  - In a way, we do every time we lay a soldier, sailor, Marine to rest  rustydog   Sep-11-11 10:55 AM   #25 
  - It's about exploiting a national tragedy, that aired on live tv, for other means.  Lucian   Sep-11-11 10:56 AM   #26 
  - "We'll return to our special tribute to 9-11 heroes  rustydog   Sep-11-11 11:13 AM   #33 
  - Maybe Pearl Harbor left fewer questions to drown out?  Gidney N Cloyd   Sep-11-11 10:59 AM   #28 
  - Same here I know many are grieving over the 9/11 attacks.  doc03   Sep-11-11 11:00 AM   #29 
  - A comparison of 10th anniversaries, 9/11 and Pearl Harbor:  elocs   Sep-11-11 11:10 AM   #31 
  - The tone of much of this thread (NOT including the OP)  marybourg   Sep-11-11 11:11 AM   #32 
  - Although it's against the rules, can you cite the posts that do this?  Dennis Donovan   Sep-11-11 11:28 AM   #36 
  - which left was that?  Warren Stupidity   Sep-11-11 11:30 AM   #37 
  - Because American civic memory is quite short  ProgressiveProfessor   Sep-11-11 11:14 AM   #34 
  - first of all Pearl Harbor happened out of the lifetime of most americans  cali   Sep-11-11 11:23 AM   #35 
  - because it wasn't on TV  Johonny   Sep-11-11 11:31 AM   #38 
  - Time.  FSogol   Sep-11-11 11:42 AM   #39 
  - It was much more clear who attacked Pearl Harbor and why.  Recovered Repug   Sep-11-11 11:52 AM   #40 
  - There's a difference when a military base or naval base is attacked  lunatica   Sep-11-11 12:20 PM   #41 
  - The memory of Pearl Harbor was also subsumed into a much larger memory matrix of WWII  RZM   Sep-11-11 02:02 PM   #42 
  - PH was never nationally commemorated.  WinkyDink   Sep-11-11 02:05 PM   #44 
     - Well there is a federally recognized 'Pearl Harbor Day'  RZM   Sep-11-11 02:07 PM   #45 
  - No money in it.  WinkyDink   Sep-11-11 02:04 PM   #43 
  - There's no money in Pearl Harbor?  RZM   Sep-11-11 02:10 PM   #46 
  - There were public commemorations in most states through the 50s and  Old Troop   Sep-11-11 02:11 PM   #47 
  - So they can repeat the lie until it can no longer be challenged  whatchamacallit   Sep-11-11 02:20 PM   #48 

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