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  •  That's actually a good point (5+ / 0-)

    I conflated some other things, too.

    Roosevelt recognized the weakness of the army, which had only 174,000 men in 1938, and had already expanded it to more than a million by the time Pearl Harbor was hit.  There are several things listed in the "fight" that didn't happen in the three years and then some between Pearl and VJ Day.  Except for winning the war, of course, and like Lincoln, FDR wasn't there to see all his work on that front come to fruition.

    Theobromine -- does that come in chocolate?

    by Mark Sumner on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 08:49:01 AM PDT

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    •  Of all the calamitous Presidents, W seems to take (1+ / 0-)
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      the fur-lined spitoon...

      [re-posted; but it speaks to your point of whom W might battle next... for the depth of the septic tank spot]

      Harding? corruption of which he was oblivious.

      Hoover? "Prosperity is just around the corner!"
      people must have grown tired of hearing that by the 3rd year of the worsening Great Depression...

      Buchanan? Dithered while the States Un-United; a possible, arguable equal to W, along with "When the President does it, it is legal" Nixon

      I know there are other diasters, but the impatience of youth drives me to reveal my choice as the only true W Misleadership Equal in the race to the septic tank nadir...

      George "a traitor is everyone who does not agree with me" Hanover the Third, of whom it was said, "He has erected a multitude of new offices by a self-assumed power, & sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people & eat out their substance."

      we're hardly the first to mark the resemblance of the two separated by time, yet not mind, Georges.

      "The history of his present majesty, is a history of unremitting injuries and usurpations ... all of which have in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world, for the truth of which we pledge a faith yet unsullied by falsehood."

      -the eventual 3rd President, & articulate liberal, Thom Jefferson

      Copyright 2006 the author's moral rights are here asserted. ""What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise." Barbara Jordan

      by Monique Radevu on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 01:11:44 PM PDT

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    •  And Roosevelt picked a Vice President who was (1+ / 0-)
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      Devilstower to carry on after him and help restore and make Europe and Japan our eventual friends and allies with democratic/socialistic forms of government, not crushed, wartorn and poverty stricken dictatorships.  

      Truman vs. Cheney. The mind boggles.

      This diary is a keeper.

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