The quote from you should have read:
PAR35: "Declaring that Germany had been guilty of an act of piracy, President Roosevelt in effect unleashed American ships and planes for offensive action"
To which I am responding:
This incident illustrates as well as any that the President was not looking for ways to make peace, but rather was itching for incidents which would allow him to ratchet up US military actions against axis powers.
That’s not me saying that - it is the US Navy.