Truman Citation

Paddy Apling e.c.apling at btinternet.com
Mon Mar 17 00:07:35 MST 2003


Forwarded from Will Miller
> Paddy Apling:
> I have read in the last couple of days on some e-mail message
> that I cannot
> now find a reference to Truman saying in 1941 something like "If
> Germany is
> winning we should support Russia; if Russia is winning we should support
> Germany; let them fight it  out and kill each other....."
>
> Can anyone give me chapter and verse for this?
>
> Paddy,
>          Here is the New York Times citation.
>
>
> Why D-Day was so long in coming......
>
> "If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if
> Russia is winning we ought to help Germany and that way let them kill
> as many as possible."
>                  Senator (and future president by default) Harry Truman
>                  New York Times, 24 June 1941
>

Many thanks for that citation.




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