Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tom Hanks rewrites history
For all his other faults, Tom Hanks has always been a supporter of our soldiers. Which is why this statement about his 10-part miniseries on HBO about WWII, The Pacific, is perplexing.....
Regarding the Japanese: They were out to kill us because our way of living was different. We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different.
That statement is as upside-down as the glasses he's trying to put on his face. The Japanese attacked us because they didn't want any resistance to their conquest and domination of southeast Asia and the oil in the South Pacific which they needed to fuel their adventures in murder, torture, and aggression in east Asia. They chose a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor because they couldn't defeat us head to head.
Moreover, we didn't care what color their skin was, as Hanks suggests. We were avenging the Pearl Harbor attack and preventing them from seizing half the pacific ocean for their own.