Win­ning more im­por­tant than pol­i­tics

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Go back more than 50 years and try to imag­ine what would hap­pen. A Ja­panese sur­prise at­tack had shat­tered the U.S. Pa­cific Fleet, and Nazi Ger­many had de­clared war on the United States. Thou­sands of Amer­i­can troops had been lost in the Philip­pine, Wake, and Guam Is­lands and hun­dreds of Amer­i­can ships had been lost to U-Boats in the At­lantic. Amer­ica was reel­ing, and Congress . . . passed a bill de­mand­ing that the pres­i­dent ac­cept a time­line for with­drawal from the war? In­di­vid­ual con­gress­men de­nounced our troops as “Nazis” and “mur­der­ers,” and Jimmy Ste­wart and John Wayne all made pub­lic state­ments con­demn­ing the war and the pres­i­dent? All in the name of gain­ing po­lit­i­cal ad­van­tage. FDR and ev­ery Amer­i­can who ever stood the line are turn­ing over in their graves in shame. J. V. Fitzsim­mons Hick­ory, North Carolina

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