View Poll Results: the two questions in the OP

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  • Pearl Harbor changed America more

    19 76.00%
  • 9-11 Changed America more

    5 20.00%
  • This generation showed more restraint

    0 0%
  • the greatest generation showed more restraint

    1 4.00%
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Thread: Pearl Harbor VS. 9/11

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    Re: Pearl Harbor VS. 9/11

    Even though 9-11 was shocking, it wasn't as big of a deal in the grand scheme. After the invasion of Afghanistan, most of the world moved on from the incident. I know it's hard to see it that way for Americans who were being lambasted by the media for years after, but most people in the world didn't hold onto it for that long. Really, 9-11 was just a pre-text for a new phase in American foreign policy.

    Pearl Harbour had much longer lasting repercussions that affected the foreign policies, and eventually domestic infrastructures, of dozens of nations. It also lead to the direct confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

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    Re: Pearl Harbor VS. 9/11

    I can't answer your poll in good conscience, because I don't think the current generation has shown more restraint, but less motivation and determination.
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    Re: Pearl Harbor VS. 9/11

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    What too soon? meh

    A) Which has changed the U.S. more?

    B) Which reaction was more restrained?
    Oops I meant to make this a multiple choice poll can a mod please fix it?

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    Re: Pearl Harbor VS. 9/11

    IMHO all though 9-11 killed more citizens (the vast majority of which were non-combatants) we have shown far more restraint in our reaction and personally I believe this to be a good thing considering the forces and technology at our disposal.
    Last edited by Agent Ferris; 06-05-09 at 04:06 PM.

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    Re: Pearl Harbor VS. 9/11

    Completely different and sadly shows that rather than learn as a nation we have digressed.

    In Pearl Harbor, America responded to the attack by using our military to defeat our attacker

    In 9/11, the administration manipulated and lied in order to justify a neo-con imperialism agenda and never did defeat our attackers.
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    Re: Pearl Harbor VS. 9/11

    1)PH was a huge change in national stance but the long term ramifications of a growing influence in the middle east has yet to be seen all due to 911.

    The national security communcation upgrades are truly amazing.

    We are in a much bettter position to influence changes in nations of the middle east. (Nations that have great power over the US primary source of energy) than ever before. Any person of wit can look at a map and see how the US influence has vastly expanded.

    2)OMG the kid gloves have been in full effect since the 60s. I would say rightly so in most case considering there could be
    GAP strip malls from the caspian sea to the Gulf of Aden right now if the right/wrong people got serious.
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