On December 7th 1941 President Roosevelt allowed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to go ahead, in order to goad the American people into enthusiastically joining the war against Hitler.
More than brave 2,000 American sailors died as a direct result of Roosevelt’s deliberate inaction. The blame for the “intelligence failure” was put on the military, and the whole affair was covered up.
Can you think of a more cynical trick than for a President to allow a whole battle fleet to be sunk, just so as to drag his people into war? Thank God that times have changed!