U.S. At War: Talk About What?

"It looks like I have two battleships on my hands," said Presidential Secretary Stephen Early to members of the press one day last week. "And you know the rule against any mention of ship movements."

Steve Early's figurative reference to battleships, while well and humorously meant, was figuratively unfortunate. The battleship has thus far proved to be the booby of this war, and Mr. Early was alluding to Winston Spencer Churchill, 67, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 60, flagships respectively of the vastest Empire and the mightiest Republic in all history. At the moment when...

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