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Is Hawaii still part of the U.S?

Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
in response to reader comment: Obama upbringing in Hawaii not the American experience

Submitted by J Kennedy (Ireland), Aug 2, 2008 at 12:59

Lisdel...if Hawaii is not a part of the United States of America, then why did your country not join WW2 until Hawaii was attacked? The fate of the Jews was not enough to make the average American support entering the war against the Nazis but an attack on their own home soil did the trick.

Also, what do you know about what it is like to grow up in Hawaii? You seem to be making a lot of presumptions that it is some kind of land of milk and honey where there is no racism or inter-ethnic strife. I suggest you educate yourself.


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