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Jewish World Review ^ | 6/21/2012 | Bob Tyrrell

Posted on 06/21/2012 4:53:12 AM PDT by Former Fetus

Warren Kozak, the author of "LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay," wrote a memorable piece in "The Wall Street Journal" on June 6, 2012 that cries out for comment. On the 68th anniversary of the Allies' invasion of Europe over the bloody beaches of Normandy, he reminds us of an unthinkable act by President Franklin Roosevelt on that day. At least it is an unthinkable act today. The president did not call a press conference to notify Americans huddled before their radios of what our military was doing. They already knew from news reports, though they might have learned even more from their president. Nor did President Roosevelt boast of how he had marshaled our troops and given the order to action, as the present occupier of his office is prone to do.

Instead, Roosevelt offered a prayer, a prayer of unthinkable dimensions nowadays. I suspect if I were of voting age in 1944, I would have been a Republican. Yet, as President Roosevelt spoke, he would have spoken for me. Transported back to the battle of Normandy, I would have taken heart in his words. Would a Barack Obama, similarly transported back across the decades, have taken heart? Or would he and millions of other miraculously transported Americans from the present have squirmed? Would they have filed lawsuits through the American Civil Liberties Union? Is this not another of those church and state conundrums that we conjure up today?

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TOPICS: History; Religion
KEYWORDS: churchandstate; fdr
Does anybody see any link between America's past prosperity and America's past faith? Naaaaa... maybe I'm not quite awake yet!
1 posted on 06/21/2012 4:53:16 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

The proper title should have been “God and man and Satan and FDR”.

“What we were doing in this country were some of
the things that were being done in Russia and even
some of the things that were being done under
Hitler in Germany. But we were doing them in an
orderly way.”
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt

2 posted on 06/21/2012 7:53:34 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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