Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Richard Cohen writes in today's The Washington Post that the Second World War was a "good war" worth fighting for. It reminds me of my post several months ago in my other blog, Public Radio & TV Stations in Utah, complaining about KUED-TV Channel 7's series on Utahns fighting in WWII, and how I thought that series glorified what seemed to me to be a horrible mistake.

A reader complained that I had not considered the Holocaust as a justifying reason. I backed down, agreeing that the Holocaust would be about the only cause to go to war.

But since then, I have been reading up on WWII and much to my surprise, I found that the Holocaust was not the reason why the U.S. entered the war. In fact, historians say that the Holocaust came to be seen for its terrible product only after WWII ended in 1945. The United States did not enter WWII to rescue the Jews in Hitler's concentration camps but to support England. Furthermore, both England and the U.S. sided with the USSR and Josef Stalin, who, it turns out, was as evil and as cruel as Adolf Hitler in killing and torturing people on account of their race and ethnicity.

More on this in future posts.

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