Politics -- September 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM ET
History behind Obama's FDR quote in address on Syria
Obama's FDR quote dates to 10/2/1935, when Roosevelt felt hamstrung by an isolationist Congress and public deadset against another war.— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) September 11, 2013
NewsHour's resident historian was referring to this quote, which President Barack Obama delivered Tuesday in his address to the nation regarding U.S. military action in Syria:
Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.