I've lived in both locations being a military brat (and naval)...as always with war, there are two sides with stories. I think we tend to see black and white but in reality the world has a lot of grays. And just like 911 and the slogans of 'never forget', time has a way of making us all into fools.
"A brilliant man will find a way not to fight a war."President Franklin D. Roosevelt:
"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy. The United States Of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan."