Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Lone Eagle Goes Isolationist

For John, BLUFNot all our heroes were right all the time.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

This article by Mr Michael E. Ruane, with a dateline of 21 January, reminds us that on this date (23 January) "75 years ago, Charles Lindbergh urged Congress to stay out of WWII".
It was Jan. 23, 1941 — 75 years ago Saturday — and the American mega-celebrity was about to tell Congress that the country’s entry into the war raging in Europe would have little effect on the outcome, and would be a disaster for the country.
I think that Colonel Lindbergh was saying what he thought was our best foreign policy.  I also think that he was wrong.  And, notwithstanding President Franklin D Roosevelt forbidding him from going on active duty, he did support our war effort, including going to the Southwest Pacific, helping pilots learn how to get more out of their P-38s.

Regards  —  Cliff

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