Monday, March 8, 2010

U.S. Wins WWII Single-handedly!

Okay, here's something that's been picking my ass for awhile.  Lately I've been hearing a lot of American commentators referring to how the U.S. "won WWII" virtually single-handedly and saved the rest of the world from the Axis powers.  Don't get me wrong, I fully realize the important, pivotal role the U.S. played in this regard.  However, a little modesty might be in order, Uncle Sam.  WWII began on September 1, 1939, with Germany invading Poland after nearly a decade of very obvious persecution of minorities within Germany proper.  France and the whole British Commonwealth immediately declared war on Germany.  The U.S. did not enter WWII until December 7, 1941.  America fiddled while Europe burned for over two years.  Yes, the U.S. tipped the balance of WWII, but you were also last in.