As you read Victor Davis Hanson’s article below about WWII, make note, not only of the treasure in lives spent, but also of the American dollars spent in that war. What and how much those dollars produced in just two areas alone.
Then look at the $50 BILLION dollar “signing bonus” Hussein Obama intends to hand over to Iran for signing a piece of paper and that is about all, and you have to ask yourself – Is America insane?
Is this really a good way to be spending the American dollar? Maybe poll some of the over 93 MILLION Americans not in the labor force today – ask what they think. Better yet, back to the first question – Iran, a country that supports terrorism, being enabled by America to build or buy massive numbers of planes/ships/whatever – are we insane?
Why America Was Indispensable to the Allies’ Winning World War II – excerpts –
Once the United States entered the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Axis cause was largely doomed. America mobilized 12 million soldiers — about the same number as did the Soviet Union, despite having a population of about 40 million fewer citizens.American war production proved astonishing. At the huge Willow Run plant in Michigan, the greatest generation turned out a B-24 heavy bomber every hour. A single shipyard could mass-produce an ocean-going Liberty merchant ship from scratch in a week.
In just four years, the United States would produce more airplanes than all of the major war powers combined. Germany, Japan, Italy, and the Soviet Union could not build a successful four-engine heavy bomber. America, in contrast, produced 34,000 excellent B-17s, B-24s, and B-29s.
By 1944, the new U.S. Navy had become the largest in the history of civilization at more than 6,000 ships. Its B-29 heavy bomber program and Manhattan Project efforts together cost more $50 billion in today’s dollars. More here.
And on the lighter side of that era –