Hundreds Dead on the Shores on NormandyThe day after the bloody invasion of France, Congressional critics and the public are growing increasingly unhappy about President Roosevelt's conduct of the war. A new poll by CBS News shows only 35% of Americans now support the decision to assist the French in their liberation from German dictator Adolph Hitler.
An impromptu anti-war rally was held on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda, as speaker after speaker denounced the 'rush to war that brought the U.S. into this raging conflict far from our shores', in the words of the leader of the opposition party.
Many battalions were wiped out completely; the death count is sure to rise higher, as many of the dead were killed by snipers before they could even reach the shore. "This administration has squandered the lives of countless Americans needlessly," said the head of Americans for the People, an anti-war group founded by Hollywood celebrities opposed to the war. "Hitler was contained; there is no evidence to support rumors of his so-called 'death camps', nor his WMD program."
Adding to the administration's woes is the discovery of the 'Pennsylvania Avenue Memo', a document produced by an attendee at a high-level administration meeting in 1940, during which Roosevelt and his advisors discussed ways to aid Britain despite the lack of a declaration of hostilities from the Congress. Roosevelt's Secretary of State was quoted as saying at the meeting, 'It would seem war is inevitable'.