Sunday, September 30, 2007

Woodrow Wilson's request for war

In a speech before both houses of Congress, delivered April 2nd, 1917, Woodrow Wilson requested a declaration of war:

We have no quarrel with the German people. We have no feeling towards them but one of sympathy and friendship. It was not upon their impulse that their government acted in entering this war. It was not with their previous knowledge or approval.

It was a war determined upon as wars used to be determined upon in the old, unhappy days when peoples were nowhere consulted by their rules and wars were provoked and waged in the interest of dynasties or of little groups of ambitious men who were accustomed to use their fellow men as pawns and tools.

Unhappy day are here again?


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