January 22, 2005

Where was the outrage...

Lane Core has fascinating stuff on what FDR did on the day of the D-Day Invasion. Laughing and joking with reporters for one. Can you imagine how Bush would be excoriated if he even cracked a smile on such an occasion?

And FDR said a prayer on the radio. Here's a part of it:

Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day without rest — until the victory is won....

Dems would HATE it if Bush said such things. "Preserve our religion?" "We shall return again and again?" Yow.

(Thanks to Betsy N)

Posted by John Weidner at January 22, 2005 9:06 AM
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