Friday, March 11, 2016

On the Fact that One of the Stated Rationales for Moving a Large Chunk of America's Naval Fleet to Hawaii Was to Deter Japanese Aggression

One of the most boneheaded decisions and epic fails in Presidential history (the fact being that this was NOT a naval decision but an executive branch one), and one that was fool-hearty on numerous grounds; the fact that it left our vessels vulnerable from every conceivable angle, the fact that Hawaii was chock to the gills with Japanese nationals who could have easily infiltrated the base, the fact that Hawaii was 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland and thus difficult to resupply, etc.. I mean, it was almost as if Roosevelt wanted the Japanese to he didn't have to attack them first.    

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