Posted by: Editorial Post
in The Way We See It on June 07, 2010
From the June 6, 2010 CSI Walworth County Sunday "The Way we see it" column:
As the Obama administration continues to inexplicably wring its hands over mere mention of the global war on Islamic terror — the war that dare not speak its name — it’s worth recalling a savage and decisive battle waged 68 years ago in the South Pacific.
The first months of 1942 were grim for the United States and its World War II allies. Hitler controlled Europe with a ruthless, cutting-edge war machine. Imperial Japan, meanwhile, had destroyed the heart of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and conquered the Philippines, along with numerous other islands throughout the Pacific. But at Midway Island, an otherwise unremarkable atoll 1,200 miles west of Hawaii, U.S. forces beat back the Japanese advance and turned the tide of the awful war in the Pacific.