1. I had the great honor of visiting Pearl Harbor a couple years back; it was one of the most significant moments of my life, and I admit I was in tears much of the time. And then I met two of the Arizona survivors, and words failed me.

  2. Another payback occurred during the Battle of Surigao Strait, when many of the battleships sunk at Pearl Harbor were able to take direct vengeance on the Japanese fleet.

  3. Anonymous @ 4.33 pm, if you think I'm equating the crime with the punishment, morally or otherwise, you need help. Seriously.

  4. Peter, I look forward to your post on Holocaust Memorial Day with a picture of devastated Berlin and the poor Nazis who suffered in the conflict. I don't expect you to understand. Most South Africans do not know about he Pacific War.

  5. @Anonymous at 12:27 a.m.: Note the last sentence of my post. I prayed for all who died, irrespective of the side they were on. That doesn't assign guilt or protest innocence, and makes no moral equivalence. It simply remembers the dead, which was the whole point of my post.

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