11 September 2003
T plus 730 days, WWII
The ever-inventive Greg Hlatky takes a look at the situation on December 7, 1943. Among other things, Kwajalein and Nauru are under assault by the Navy's Task Force 50, a Canadian soldier is killed in fighting near the Moro River in Italy, and FDR, Churchill and Turkish President Ismet Inonu are meeting in Cairo. Two years into that war, and Hlatky notes:
No one spoke of a quagmire, or suggested turning things over [to] the League of Nations.
As punchlines go, that's the punchiest one of the day.