TraderBill Wrote:
Sep 20, 2012 10:23 AM
Like Obama, FDR had little interest in nor competency in foreign policy. The British begged the US to help stave off war as Germany turned its sights on the British Isles. What saved the day for Great Britain -- and eventually for the US itself, following Pearl Harbor -- was the leadership provided by industrialists such as William Knudsen and Henry Kaiser, who stepped up to take charge of moribund military supply, shipbuilding, and aircraft manufacturing industries, and brought in modern manufacturing techniques to build what became the best equipped military in the 20th century.. In the process, they also lifted the US out of the Great Depression.