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So Did FDR Order the D-Day Landing on Those Normandy Beaches?
ML/NJ

Posted on 05/01/2012 9:15:42 AM PDT by ml/nj

I'm just wondering how much FDR chirped about his role in the Normandy Invasion? I don't know.

There's only one name I associate with that operation, and he was a military general.

ML/NJ


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ddayobama; vanity

1 posted on 05/01/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

He may have approved the landings, but he didn’t “order them”.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 9:18:22 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: ml/nj

Not a whole lot of ‘spiking the football’
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws&q=President+ordered+d-day#q=President+ordered+d-day&hl=en&safe=off&gl=us&tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:1940,cd_max:1949&tbm=nws&source=lnt&sa=X&psj=1&ei=wQygT66FJIe42wXD6_yoAg&ved=0CBUQpwUoCQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=7771b51a6920411a&biw=1366&bih=608


3 posted on 05/01/2012 9:20:20 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ml/nj

Here is another question. During all the spiking the football, has Obama once honored the SEALS who were killed in the revenge attack?


4 posted on 05/01/2012 9:22:07 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ml/nj

This is a great comparison, and there are others.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 9:24:01 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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Don’t forget to mention to all your liberal friends that it was Richard Nixon who gave the go ahead for the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

We should rename the Florida coast Cape Nixon.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 9:25:27 AM PDT by ChronicMA
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To: mnehring
"Here is another question. During all the spiking the football, has Obama once honored the SEALS who were killed in the revenge attack?"

Obama "honored" the SEAL team by having one of his minions (probably communist mole Leon Paneta), leak the flight path of that chopper in A-Stan that was shot down killing 30 SEAL team members.  Presumably Obama's compensation to Al Qaeda for having to take out Bin Laden in order to get his birth certificate issue off the front pages.

 

7 posted on 05/01/2012 9:28:43 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: mnehring
Here is another question. During all the spiking the football, has Obama once honored the SEALS who were killed in the revenge attack?

No.

8 posted on 05/01/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: ml/nj

I think that, when notified of the landings, he got on the radio and called for a national prayer.

http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/odddayp.html

Don’t much like FDR and all the crap he saddled us with, but, relative to today’s Democrats, he was a class act.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 9:39:16 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: mnehring
has Obama once honored the SEALS who were killed

Well, to each his own, but if I were a SEAL, I would consider O'bama not mentioning my name to be honor enough.

10 posted on 05/01/2012 9:39:16 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ml/nj

Ever hear Truman bragging about “getting Hitler and Tojo”?


11 posted on 05/01/2012 9:40:36 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ml/nj

FDR gave the order to “get Yamamoto” and he was killed in 1943. Was that a major theme of FDR’s re-election campaign in 1944, that he had killed the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack?


12 posted on 05/01/2012 9:40:52 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ml/nj
I'm just wondering how much FDR chirped about his role in the Normandy Invasion? I don't know.

An operation that big would have had to have been *approved* by FDR (and,most likely,Churchill as well) but the planning would have been done by Generals and Admirals.I've read that FDR never tried to take credit for any of the Allied victories.If that's true that would indicate that he had at least some sense of decency and propriety,qualities that Osama completely lacks.

13 posted on 05/01/2012 9:42:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

I’d like to know the answer to this too.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 9:50:56 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: WKUHilltopper

Did they have to drag Truman off the golf course to tell him Hiroshima was toast?


15 posted on 05/01/2012 10:01:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: justice14
The decision on the exact go date for the Normandy invasion was Ike's based on the best Intel briefed to him.

A good start would be to get hold of the film “The Longest Day”. That should give you an idea.

The total plan was very compartmentalized.

The whole of D-Day is in the books and available to read. Winston & FDR were briefed on the general plans but the details were very close holed and the planning/rehearsals were Ike's combined allied staff and the combined allied troops.

16 posted on 05/01/2012 10:13:03 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Was that a major theme of FDR’s re-election campaign in 1944, that he had killed the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack?

No. Americans of that day would be more inclined to praise the P-38 pilots who shot down Yamamoto.

17 posted on 05/01/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: SandRat

Thanks for the info. I was referring to Yamamato being killed. Did FDR trumpet that at all?

D-Day is something that I have read a lot about. I’ve watched the Longest Day probably 20 times (as a kid, I loved history. Now I am 25).

Side note. The fact that the one developer of the Omaha Beach pictures who developed them too fast and ruined all but a few really angers me. Like I actually get upset about that.

But anways. Thanks again for the post, but I was referring to the death of Yamamato (sp?).


18 posted on 05/01/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: ml/nj

The military was in charge of operations then, not politicians as we see today. When RATS occupy the WH, war is good and noble.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: justice14

Salt water and sand are a bitch to deal with when developing film.

I think we ought to give the guy/gal a break.

Or, it might just be part of the larger conspiracy....you know to omit the photos of the UFO’s over the beach using ray guns...(I am, of course kidding.—but if same accident were to have happened today, the conspiracy nuts would be all over it.)


20 posted on 05/01/2012 10:48:14 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Take off your tinfoil hat.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 11:06:45 AM PDT by ironman
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To: WKUHilltopper
Ever hear Truman bragging about “getting Hitler and Tojo”?

I don't think it was bragging, but I heard him say he would drop the Nuke again if he had it ti do over.

Harry moved to Springfield where he could be seen walking the streets with his umbrella, having refused Secret Service Protection, retired on his monstrous salary.

Probably the last of the honest politicians.

After it was discovered that former president Harry Truman was living off his Army pension and little more, Congress passed the Former Presidents Act of 1958. The act was implemented to prevent former presidents from having to sell their names and the presidency to live comfortably. Truman believed that he "could never lend himself to any transaction, however respectable, that would commercialize on the prestige and dignity of the office of the presidency."

When in office, President Truman made $100,000 a year. When he retired he lived off his pension from the Army. Reserve Colonel Harry Truman, Field Artillery, got retirement pay of $112.56 a month.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 11:09:23 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I see your point. But from what I’ve read (and I might be wrong, but it’s what I’ve read) is that the person got excited and rushed it. Ruining them all.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 11:22:44 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: ml/nj

I’ll Take Ike for 1000 Alex!


24 posted on 05/01/2012 11:26:13 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: justice14

As far as taking out Adm Yamamoto That was soly Gen Curus lemat’s decision agin based onintel and FDR didn’t know about it until the pilot’s of Lemay’sconfirmed it.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 11:30:58 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: itsahoot

In the Truman house, his coat and umbrella still hang where he left them after his last walk.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 11:36:50 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: itsahoot
What would he be doing in Springfield? His home was in Independence.

There is a ten-hour time difference between Washington and Japan. I don't think Truman was on the golf course when the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Having a late-night poker game with his buddies, there is an outside chance of that.

27 posted on 05/01/2012 11:49:44 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Ole Okie
I think in that day, for a politician to have tried to exploit an achievement of the military for his own political advantage (especially when lives were risked or lost) would not have gone over well with the media or the public.

Today, of course, the criterion is "does this benefit a Democrat"?

28 posted on 05/01/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
What would he be doing in Springfield? His home was in Independence.

Brain Fart deluxe.

More likely playing Walking Back to Missouri, and griping because the media thought his daughter was ugly, and didn’t play the piano well.(Both true)

Harry did a 10 hour series with a local TV Station, it was very interesting Must have seen it after 65 because I was out of the service and working in Joplin, when I saw it. Didn't care for his defense of firing MacCarthur but I was young what the hey. He refuse to apologize for the Nuke but covered for his decision not to let Mac take the NORKS. Claimed we only had one Nuke and he didn't know how many his old buddy FDR gave to the Russians. (I made that last part up. Not the one nuke part tho)

29 posted on 05/01/2012 12:30:48 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: itsahoot

“______and griping because the media thought his daughter was ugly, and didn’t play the piano well.(Both true)


His daughter was ugly? How old are you? Twelve?


30 posted on 05/01/2012 12:41:00 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears
His daughter was ugly? How old are you? Twelve?

No, are you a democrat? Harry complained frequently about the criticism of Margaret.

The MSM was not kind to the first daughter and neither were the comedians. Different MSM today.

I liked the first month of Harry's administration, but after that he let the Commies take over, and they are still there. He invented the Kings X Warfare that is still used today, which is why we haven't won a war since MacCarthur accepted the unconditional surrender of Japan.

31 posted on 05/01/2012 5:51:02 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: itsahoot

The way I interpreted your post #27 was that you were saying that it was true that Margaret was ugly. Only an adolescent would make a statement like that.A person’s looks aren’t important.

I liked Harry,and I was a young adult when he left office,but Ike got my first presidential vote.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: ironman

LOL!


33 posted on 05/02/2012 7:36:31 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: Mears
The way I interpreted your post #27 was that you were saying that it was true that Margaret was ugly.

I was commenting on Harry's response to all the criticism that Margaret got from the MsM, comedian crowd.

Harry did not take kindly to the mistreatment of his daughter. You must e too old to get satire or even humor.

In 1948 i was in Vinita Oklahoma a very small town, but Harry stopped there on his whistle stop tour. I was close enough to spit in him, no Secret Service people that I saw. Times they have changed. Ike caused me to be an outcast with my family, mother never forgave me.

34 posted on 05/02/2012 10:37:27 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: itsahoot

“You must e too old to get satire or even humor.”

=

Yep,just one of those humorless old folks.

Bring on the death panels.


35 posted on 05/02/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears
Bring on the death panels.

They have been here for a while, but they will soon be sanctioned by law, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy right? Roe was the precursor, anyone with more than two brain cells could have predicted who was next. In fact I predicted that very thing on the day Roe was announced. It started years ago in nursing homes.

The insane people that demand a right to die with dignity, probably don't understand or care that it is never about your right, but the right of the state to kill you and call it dignity.

36 posted on 05/02/2012 11:57:01 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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