With confidence in our armed forces, with the abounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph -- so help us God. This was in Roosevelt's speech on the Declaration of War. But one can only wonder why he was willing to make a pact with the devil. Many in Washington was against his alignment with Stalin. America had 20+ years of facts about the evils of Communism and Stalin. Our support of Stalin would haunt us until this day. I'm talking about billions of dollars and American lives in that support. We should have let Stalin and Hitler pulverised each other and then went in and clean house. I think that, just like today, Roosevelt, being a democrat had some socialism in him. After his death, Truman took over and ended the relationship; but like all democrats after him, never had to will to finish a war once they became engaged in one.