Lessons of D-Day
by Bill Levinson
Sixty-five years ago, Allied troops landed in Normandy to begin the liberation of Europe from Nazi occupation. The United States lost, on a single day, more soldiers than it lost in Iraq since 2003. This is a good time to ask the world, and especially those parts that denounce American “imperialism,” a bit of historical trivia:
- How much land and territory did the United States demand in exchange for Woodrow Wilson’s crusade to “make the world safe for democracy,” the liberation of Europe from Nazism, the defense of South Korean independence, its efforts to save Southeast Asia from Communist oppression and genocide, its defense of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia against Saddam Hussein, the liberation of part of Afghanistan from the Taliban, and its liberation of the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein?
Enough land to bury its fallen soldiers.