The way I envision sock puppets would re-enact the story conveyed at the Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center: Japan wanted to take over the world, alongside the Nazi's, so President Roosevelt said stop or we won't sell you any oil, and then Japan planned a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. There's a lot of truth in that, but it's not the whole story. Our tour guide kept telling us that money was at the bottom of everything, of every single war. I think if it's not money, it's religion and if it's not religion alone, it is both. But it's mostly money. You know, war does not determine who is right, only who is left, as the saying goes.
You can read more in my personal blog today and see my photographs at A Visit from Sacramento to Honor, Respect and Remember Pearl Harbor.