Like Woodie Wilson a couple of decades before him FDR told America that he would never send their sons to fight in a foreign war. Meanwhile he was allegedly conspiring to have Japan to attack so he could get the US into the "real war" in Europe. FDR was elected in 1932 on a platform to end the recession and it turned into the "great depression" during his (first) two terms. He defied standards of policy that every other president had adnered to and forced the Country to pass a law that set presidential term limits. By the time Japan was able to sail across the entire Pacific Ocean undetected and attack Pearl Harbor FDR was in his 3rd term and America was busy violating all kinds of international treaties by supplying England and Russia with military supplies. By the spring of 1942 the entire US Army in the Philippines will have surrendered to the Japanese.