Subject: Re: Veteran's Day
"Con Reeder, unhyphenated American" wrote
> My point is that if you don't resolve the issues, you'll just have
> either a) more fighting or 2) long-running resentments that flare
> up forever.
> That's why the U.S. unconditional surrender demand in
> WWII was brilliant. They didn't prioritize stopping fighting over
> resolving the issue.
The issues weren't resolved until afterwards, with
the Treaty of San Francisco in '52.
Just like the issues with Germany after WWI were a
result of the Treaty of Versailles, not the Armistice.
First you stop fighting, then you work to resolve issues.
Your statement is more "beating someone unconscious
in a fist fight prevents them from going and getting a gun
after they get back up." It doesn't.