To the editor:
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt ignored the advice of our best military minds and relocated the Pacific Fleet to Hawaii, he placed American servicemen at risk. When on Dec. 7, 1941, the predictable occurred, Roosevelt ignored his own complicity in the deaths of nearly 3,000 servicemen and gave his “day of infamy” speech.
Subsequently, the Congress investigated Roosevelt and obfuscated the issue by focusing on whether or not the White House had withheld information from the field commanders concerning the date and time of the attack. A lawyer’s trick, it worked, as tricks often do, and the moving of the fleet was not addressed. Whenever the issue of Roosevelt’s incompetence arose, the chanting chorus of liberal defenders changed the issue to a conspiracy theory and dismissed the complaint.
Now comes Barack Obama, whose military knowledge is even less than Roosevelt’s (FDR had been Navy secretary), to declare to our enemies the perimeters of our national defense. We will now promise never to use nuclear weapons first. In doing so, against the best advice of our military minds, the president has opened the door to a disaster which will dwarf Pearl Harbor.
Winston Churchill famously declared he did not become prime minister to watch the setting of the sun on the British flag but that is exactly what he did. Obama, in striking contrast, seems to have become president to preside over the deliberate death of the American republic, a job he seems well qualified for.