[Guest post by DRJ]
Barack Obama on America’s goal in Afghanistan:
“I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory,’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur,” Obama told ABC News.
Plus Gateway Pundit on Obama’s mastery of history:
“It wasn’t Hirohito.“
But Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette gets the final word:
“Admiral William F. Halsey and Vice Admiral John S. McCain on board USS Missouri (BB-63) shortly after the conclusion of the surrender ceremonies, 2 September 1945.
Admiral McCain’s grandson would have got that one right, which might be part of the reason the President would prefer not to invoke it.”