posted on Oct, 20 2004 @ 11:48 PM
Why do people use hamburgers as an insult? There's nothing insulting about eating hamburgers. I find them pretty tasty, especially good quality Angus
meat - with a nice slab of American
What about insulting and baiting Americans into attacking you would make Ghandi consider you his "mate"? There's nothing passive or peaceful about
Yes, FDR knew we would benefit from a war time economy and officially pull us out of the depression. No, the American people
didn't want to become involved until Pearl Harbor. Yes, FDR did everything in his power to ensure Japan made an overt act of war against the US to
ensure our entrance into the war (McCullum Memo.
However, the fact that the US would financially benefit from the war was not the sole or even the primary reason for the US wanting to be involved in
WWII. (Not to mention the fact we were
attacked. Conspiracy theories about that aside.) The Axis powers having defeated Britan would become a
clear threat to US security. As bad as people believe the US is, we're nothing compared to the slaughters brought on by Japan and Germany. And what
would financial benefit matter if our country was under control of Hitler or Emperor Hirohito? Not much.
Denying aspects of history to fit your argument is dangerous. Even if
the US fought WWII simply for the money, it doesn't belittle the fact
that thousands gave up their lives ensuring the freedom of Europe from Hitler.
As for the original starter of this thread: prove you're
not a coward and sign up.
[edit on (10/20/0404 by PistolPete]