Pearl Harbour and George Bush

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Bush Still Drilling for Oil Support

45% Oppose Drilling in Alaska Refuge

President Bush's plan to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling seems to be loosing ground. Public support for the plan is weak and congressional leaders recently decided to leave the drilling plan out of House and Senate budgets.

Portrait of America (POA) recently surveyed American adults on the topic and found 45% oppose the President's plan while 38% support it, 17% were not sure. Women carried opposition to the plan, 49% of women opposed it, 49% of men supported it.

It was early morning, December 7,1941. As the sun was just beginning to rise in Oahu,

Hawaii, a fleet of Japanese naval air forces were taking off from their respective aircraft

carriers in various locations in the Pacific Ocean. Just as many of the islanders were

waking up for breakfast, it happened. The Japanese air fleet had arrived with a vengeance.

No one was prepared for what was occurring. Pearl Harbor, the United States' center for

military action in the Pacific Ocean, was almost completely destroyed. Anger toward the

Japanese spread quickly throughout the entire country, and this anger led to the United

States' entry into World War II.


Before entering World War II, Japan had many other problems to deal with. It had begun

to rely more and more for raw materials (especially oil) from outside sources because their

land was so lacking in these. Despite these difficulties, Japan began to build a successful

empire with a solid industrial foundation and a good army and navy. The military became

highly involved in the government, and this began to get them into trouble. In the early

1930's, the Japanese Army had many small, isolated battles...