Not only a day of infamy, but a day of supreme failure by the US, as the American military was caught completely flat footed, thinking that if the Japanese attacked, it would be on the Phillipines, not on Pearl Harbor. As with most major events in US history, there are plenty of conspiracy theorists. In this case, the conspiracists think that FDR was well aware of the impending attack, but did nothing about it. But there is another Roosevelt family connection to the attack. There was a very interesting piece in yesterday’s NY Times about how Teddy Roosevelt’s dealings with the Japanese in 1905 played a part in why we were attacked 36 years later.
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