Woodrow Wilson came to the party in WW1 did he not? Late, but there, thank goodness.
Wish i knew my history better. What little i know of Wilson is from a one man play by that name. He was portrayed as somewhat of a pacifist who worried himself to death trying to make the world orderly with his League of Nations. Might even be largely fiction...
He won the 1912 election . Teddy Roosevelt was miffed at Taft and ran as third party splitting the republicans.
US didn't enter the war for four more years when Germany resumed unrestricted submarine war in 1917.
Lusitania sinking in 1915 had set up a smoldering public sentiment. That's what had ended their first submarine shoot=em-up...
Gen Pershing was chasing Pancho Villa in Mexico so there was anti Mexican sentiment here too.
Last straw was that crazy Zimmerman telegram from Germany to Mexico offering to give them Arizona, New Mexico and Texas if they'd help Germany whip us and entice Japan into the fray too.. congress declared war within weeks and Wilson signed.http://www.cityofart.net/bship/u_boat.htmlhttp://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/U-boat ... uary,_1917http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmermann_Telegram
hmmmmm.. american interests getting blown up in unrest overseas, substantial antiwar sentiment at home, tensions with Mexico, overtures to S America, a world governance type president , tea party splitting repubs and rumors of Hillary splitting the dems,
..... history doesn't repeat but it sure rhymes...
i don't think Obama would do it unless Congress forced his hand which they won't IMHO.
Or Iran was crazy enough to blow up our carrier that's just off their coast.
Hmm, it's the Truman... what's in a name?
end of ramble....
Cogito ergo doleo.