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Old 27th Aug 2012, 02:40
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Turbine D
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Middle America
Age: 80
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Do you believe that Roosevelt was wrong to place an embargo on war material, including oil against Japan?
No, that was the right thing to do. The mistake Roosevelt made (his naval leaders objected at the time) was to move the entire core of the Pacific Fleet to Hawaii from the mainland west coast. His reasoning for this was a "show of force" to the Japanese, a move closer to the Japanese homeland. Sadly, congregating the fleet in a relatively small harbor made it very vulnerable.
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