Regarding your coverage of the documentary “The War at Home” (3/5, FYI)
It was really nice to hear what Phil Donahue, the film’s director, is up to these days. Since Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher defeated the USSR in the Cold War, there have been few enemies of the United States for him to ally himself with. So, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, must have come as quite a relief.
Also, while I commend Tomas Young for his service, I find his knowledge of history, well, lacking. He is quoted in the article as saying, “"It’s sort of like if after Pearl Harbor we declared war on China.” It’s worse than that, Tomas: After Pearl Harbor, we declared war on Germany and Italy. And, against the advice of his generals, Roosevelt invaded Africa.
That’s the way this country works. Our elected leaders decide policy and the military executes it.