December 8, 1941
|Secretary Henry Stimson|
"We face the delicate question of the diplomatic fencing to be done so as to be sure Japan is put into the wrong and makes the first bad move. … The question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot."
"When the news first came that Japan had attacked us my first feeling was of relief that … a crisis had come in a way which would unite all our people. This continued to be my dominant feeling in spite of the news of catastrophes which quickly developed."
From the diary of Henry Stimson, FDR's Secretary of War
|The press made it seem like Japan attacked for no reason!|
|The average Joe had no idea of FDR's treason!|