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Mon Sep 22, 2014, 08:49 PM

 

Thought Experiment: How would Teddy or Franklin Roosevelt Handle the Current ISIS Situation

Of course, the question is inspired by the recent, excellent PBS series.

Thoughts?

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Reply Thought Experiment: How would Teddy or Franklin Roosevelt Handle the Current ISIS Situation (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Sep 2014 OP
delrem Sep 2014 #1
MannyGoldstein Sep 2014 #2
d_r Sep 2014 #4
sweetapogee Sep 2014 #9
AngryAmish Sep 2014 #3
pampango Sep 2014 #5
SidDithers Sep 2014 #6
MannyGoldstein Sep 2014 #7
SidDithers Sep 2014 #8

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:11 PM

1. They would bomb Syria. For peace and freedom. nt

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Response to delrem (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:24 PM

2. I think that Teddy would

 

Followed by ground troops.

And he'd make sure that every country in the region helped find the #%^*ers.

FDR, I'm not as sure of.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:54 PM

4. TR would have went himself nt

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Response to delrem (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 07:10 AM

9. speak softly

carry big stick

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:25 PM

3. They would order a third sherry and leave them to themselves.

 

Then go to bed.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 05:27 AM

5. Not sure about FDR: peace vs principle would have been a tough call

Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/f/franklind401920.html

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 05:51 AM

6. FDR would have signed an EO making it legal to round up Muslims...

and put them into internment camps.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 06:43 AM

7. Would he have tortured them, too?

 

Strapped them to chairs, forced their jaws apart to insert a feeding tube, then poured fluids in?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 06:49 AM

8. Dunno...

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Was nobody tortured during the years FDR was President?

FDR did create the OSS, didn't he?

Sid

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