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Letter: Does writer remember that FDR adored Stalin?

Does writer remember that FDR adored Stalin?

In reference to the letter concerning Donald Trump’s “fawning admiration” of Vladimir Putin, I’m glad the writer also references the Stalin purges. But does he recall that President Franklin D. Roosevelt absolutely adored Stalin, referring to him as “Uncle Joe”?

FDR liked him so much that he sent U.S. forces to open a western front, taking the pressure off of Russia and enabling Stalin to be successful in World War II. Unfortunately, approximately 183,000 of our boys never came home from Europe.

After the war was over, FDR rewarded “Uncle Joe” with the control of all of Eastern Europe, virtually enslaving millions of people behind the Iron Curtain. FDR was ultimately elected four times.

Richard Riederer

Buffalo

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