Originally Posted by airiox
LOL FDR wanted to go to war. Umm he was the most liberal president ever. I thought liberals didnt want to go to war. Fact is FDR tried to encourage the US people to not go to war. He decided not to ally with anyone until attacked. He forced Britain to pay cash for any goods they bought. Read history. Where do you get you facts.
FDR is one of the worst prez ever and abandoned our allies in times of need. Forced us into socialism. Destryed millions of peoples lifes with welfare.
If you read these quotes taken from LAND OF PROMISE A HISTORY (it is an American history book)....
" Throughout American history, leaders such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Willian Jennings Bryan, and Robert La Follette had all preached the merits of staying out of Europe's quarrels. Now with war clouds gathering again, this feeling increased."
"Another cause for the growing spirit of isolationism was the disillusionment Americans felt about the First World War."
"American determination to avoid war was reflected in the neutrality lawas passed by Congress in 1935, 1936 and 1937."
"In the United States, President Roosevelt asked Congress to reconsider the Neutrality Acts it had passed earlier. The arms embargo kept needed war materials from Britan and France..."
"Although Americans continued to hope for peace, stories of Nazi brutality turned more and more of them into interventionaitst. In January 1941 a poll showed a massive shift in public opinion: 70% of those polled favored aid to Britain, even if that meant risking war. In March Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act which permitted the President to "sell, transer, exchange, lease, lend or otherwise dispose of," any defense article for "any countrry whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States."
"In September when the American destroyer Greer was attacked by a Nazi Uboat the President authorized American naval forces to attack all German submarines on sight. Then, in November, Congress repealed the portion of 1939 Netrality Act which restricted American ships from sailing into European combat zone. Presient Roosevelt armed the ships and stationed Navy gun crews aborad. The United States was for all pratical purposes at war."
As you can see I think he always wanted to go to war but Congress and the American people were against him so he had to go with the flow until the US was finally attacked. By the way he was elected four times if he was so bad why were people electing him so many times?