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Article published October 5, 2012
Failure on foreign front
Gerald Wetzel Butler Township
On Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy struck the United States’ Pacific naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, which brought the U.S. into World War II. The attack was planned by the commander in chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto. During April 1943, the U.S. Navy intercepted a Japanese naval message that led to President Franklin D. Roosevelt approving an order to try to shoot down the admiral’s plane. The U.S. Army’s 339th Fighter Squadron was successful. Yamamoto was dead. Yamamoto planned Pearl Harbor but his death did not end the Pacific War, and Roosevelt did not get on the radio and say, “I killed Yamamoto.” The facts then were kept secret. Our current administration told all about the Osama bin Laden operation, no matter how dangerous that was to our troops or our allies, as long as President Barack Obama thought there was at least one more vote to be had. In this instance, we had Obama and the Democratic Party “spiking the football,” saying, “Osama is dead,” as if that made him and his administration foreign policy experts. I realize many of the Americans who never have served in combat might have been fooled into thinking Obama had won the “war” against terror. But Obama’s Mideast policy is a failure and will get worse if he stays in office. A Muslim U.S. Army major can stand up at Fort Hood, Texas, and kill 13 U.S. military personnel and the president calls it “workplace violence.” The American ambassador to the United Nations was scheduled for five Sunday TV talk shows to say the killing of an American ambassador was the result of a movie when the administration knew that was false. The president then went to the United Nations to repeat that lie. Again the press gave him a pass. If the American voters do not wake up, this will continue.