Archive for May 5th, 2011

May 5, 2011

Yom Ha-Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)

by lewwaters

The World Must Never Forget, lest it be repeated.

Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Ha-Shoah)

Videos and photos are graphic and disturbing, but necessary in order the world never forgets. Should they forget, it will happen again.

While stationed in Germany in the early 1970’s, I took the time to visit Dachau and walk through it. Cleaned up, all but 2 barracks torn down and those 2 newly constructed, memorials hosted by every group who met their fate there and massive graves of unknown people still leave an impression on a person.

In comparison, Dachau wasn’t near as gruesome as was other camps like Auschwitz, Treblinka and others.

Eisenhower was right to command it be documented as we all know, many today try to claim it never happened.

May 5, 2011

American Legion National Commander Asks, “Where is the death certificate, Mr. President?”

by lewwaters

Guest Editorial May 5, 2011

By Jimmie L. Foster

Osama bin Laden is dead. Of that, I have no doubt. To question this statement one would have to question the skill and bravery of the Navy SEALS and believe that the master terrorist who occasionally appeared in propaganda videos and audio recordings was capable of perpetually eluding all human and technological intelligence.

The unparalleled success of Sunday’s mission makes President Obama’s decision to not release the bin Laden “death photographs” especially confounding. When an event organizer cut off the sound to candidate Ronald Reagan during a debate with George H.W. Bush, Reagan famously said, “I paid for this microphone!”

Well, Mr. President, the American people paid for those photographs. More than a trillion dollars, in fact, if you include the cost of the Department of Homeland Security, two wars, and the care for more than 40,000 veterans who have been wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.

President Obama said that “given the graphic nature of these photos it would create a national security risk.” I respectfully disagree.

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