Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Happy D-Day

June 6, 1944 rememberances from around the web:

Hot Air: 63 years ago today

There isn’t much I can add to the record of what’s been said about D-Day in the past. It was the greatest amphibious operation in history. The fighting was indescribably intense, the casualties were extremely heavy, but the task was accomplished. The Allied fighting men who survived D-Day would go on to crush Hitler and build a new Europe out of the ashes, and then begin the staring contest against Stalin and the USSR. They’ll never let themselves be called heroes, but heroes is the best word to describe them.

LGF: Remembering Omaha Beach
We’re flying the flag to commemorate June 6, 1944, when one of the largest invasion forces in history landed on the beach at Normandy and stepped into hell: First Wave at Omaha Beach.

Pajamas Media: D-Day Plus 63 Years

Even DailyKos gets in on the action (Although the post started off well enough, the writer just had to drag Iraq into it): D-Day 6 June 1944
My Uncles knew what they were fighting for...they risked their lives on 6 June 1944 to end fascism, they were lucky that day...they could have been one of the 6603 who died that soldiers are fighting for what? Is it to end terrorism or is because the "Commander Guy" wants to make up for some shortcoming in his life, how many more have to die for his fantasy of wanting to be a wartime President...I say to the "Commander Guy" for all Soldiers and Veterans...Kiss My Ass.

It is also worth noting that the same DailyKos remarked two days ago (On the anniversary of the Battle of Midway, no less), that Capitulation Takes a Toll

What were they talking about you ask? Iraq?


Capitulation... to the enemy?

Given that upwards of 70 percent of the public in any given poll are steadfastly opposed to this war, that erosion in support for the Democratic Congress is worrying. It's not insurmountable, of course, but does show the the primacy of Iraq over every other issue now in the public mind. And that they want the Congress to stand up to Bush on the war.

Does Kos understand the meaning of 'capitulation?'

Lastly, on this day, given the scale of the battle fought 63 years ago, in contrast to the wars of the 21st century, it is worthwhile to consider Strategy Page's how Warfare Will Never Be The Same.

More on D-Day at National Review and BlackFive.

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