For John, BLUF: History is for instruction, not the dead hand of control of today. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Today is the 72nd Anniversary of the Japanese Bombing of Pearl Harbor. It was a traumatic event in our history. On the other hand, it is an example of why sanctions need to be applied carefully. We had been tightening the screws on Japan for months. On 7 December it came to an end on an heretofore peaceful Sunday.
On the other hand, that war is over and we have made peace with Japan and forged ties of friendship. That should be our Point of View.
Regards — Cliff