Read this after Obama Whiffs on War Resolution
Not his actual remarks, just what he should have said.
I come before you the American people tonight, after 6 years in office as your president to ask for a declaration of war.
Let me begin by saying The American people are not a war like people.
The American people dislike war, don’t easily tolerate American involvement in war and generally punish Presidents like myself, who either engage in conflicts and/or expand them.
Even the great Franklin Roosevelt, simply couldn’t get America away from her deep and traditional fear of foreign involvement and entry into the exploding world war, against an obviously true evil, until after Pearl Harbor.
Roosevelt understood this primal isolationist streak in the American people, it’s why he ran on a peace platform, while simultaneously crafting Lend-Lease, and also blocking oil and scrap metal shipments to Japan; actions he knew full well would probably suck our country…
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