Saturday, April 18, 2015

Roosevelt on Stalin/Russia - Quick Addendum

And it isn't as if there weren't people trying to warn Roosevelt (on the foolhardiness and danger of so completely trusting Stalin). Ambassador William Bullitt, General Mark Clark (commander of the Italian campaign), and even Churchill repeatedly told FDR that, while, yes, we clearly had to deal with Stalin to win in Europe, it was vital that we not strengthen his hand too much for fear of additional countries going Communist....Needless to say, the President had a blind-spot for the Russian strongman.

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