Why didnt FDR tell VP Truman about the ABomb

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    Stalin knew more about the Manhattan Project than VP Truman did.

    Was totally blindsided.
     
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    It was the Abomb with aplomb.
     
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    FDR was practically a dictator for 12 years.

    Hid his polio from the public.

    Tried to cook the Supreme Court.

    Was asleep at theswtich re Pearl Harbor.
    put inoncent US citizens in concentration camps.

    Did not make any effort to bomb Nazi death camps.

    Didnt tell VP Truman about the ABomb project.

    Other than that put him on Mt Rushmore.

    A lucky president who got to deal with big issues.

    WHAT CLINTON HOPED FOR.
     
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    World War II was in full swing in 1943 and Truman was chairing a Senate committee on possible war profiteering committed by American defense plants. In the process of investigating war-production expenditures, Truman stumbled upon a suspicious plant in the state of Washington and asked the plant managers to testify in front of the committee. When Stimson, one of a handful of people who knew about the highly classified Manhattan Project, heard about Truman's line of questioning, he immediately acted to prevent the Missouri senator from blowing the biggest military secret in world history. On June 17, Truman received a phone call from Stimson, who told him that the Pasco plant was "part of a very important secret development." Before Stimson could continue, Truman assured the secretary "you won t have to say another word to me. Whenever you say that [something is highly secret] to me that's all I want to hear. If [the plant] is for a specific purpose and you think it's all right, that's all I need to know." America's secret development of the atomic bomb began in 1939, with then-President Franklin Roosevelt's support. Even after Truman became Roosevelt's fourth-term vice president in 1944, the project remained such a tightly controlled secret that Roosevelt did not even inform Truman that it existed.

    FDR's secretary of war stifles Truman's inquiry into suspicious defense plant; History.com This Day in History; 6/17/1943
     
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    FDR was arguably our WORST president and we have endured many bad ones.

    He did not tell the war criminal Truman about the a-bomb because he was a fool, egotist, in ill health, and considered Truman a dunce....even though he was also a dunce.

    I believe from about 1943 until his death, Stalin's Stooge was incapable to performing the duties of the presidency due to his health. His doctor had him working only 4 hours a day. He took numerous VACATIONS in the hope of improving his health, all while America was dealing with WWII....though being incapable might have been a good thing, since had he managed the war, he likely would have screwed it up just as he did the Great Depression. Yet, the arrogant asshole ran for a FOURTH TERM in '44 barely able to stand or speak.

    And remember, all this was concealed from the American public.

    The political class duped the American people just as they are doing today. Amazingly it continues to work.
     
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    FDR got away with murder - none of his shanigans would pass muster today.
     
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    It is difficult to argue otherwise.
     
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    FDR turned the US into a Superpower and made us a modern Democracy

    By far the greatest modern President....bar none
     
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    An historic VILLIAN.
     
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    Far from it

    He turned us into a great nation
     

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