This news isn’t surprising to anyone who follows history – not the history written by FDR and his progressive predecessors, but real history. FDR, Hitler and Stalin were all fellow travelers before WWII. It wasn’t until the war that Hitler was declared by the historians to be a “right winger.” In reality, the totalitarians were all the same.
The American POWs sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area.
The testimony about the infamous massacre of Polish officers might have lessened the tragic fate that befell Poland under the Soviets, some scholars believe. Instead, it mysteriously vanished into the heart of American power. The long-held suspicion is that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn’t want to anger Josef Stalin, an ally whom the Americans were counting on to defeat Germany and Japan during World War II.
Documents released Monday and seen in advance by The Associated Press lend weight to the belief that suppression within the highest levels of the U.S. government helped cover up Soviet guilt in the killing of some 22,000 Polish officers and other prisoners in the Katyn forest and other locations in 1940.
Read the whole thing, and remember, FDR is one of the most celebrated presidents in history, and President Obama once referred to the Polish death camps. Maybe FDR skipped his national security meetings all the time the way Obama does.