A Quote by John V. Denson on deception and waging war
Both Lincoln and Roosevelt repeatedly lied to the American people and to Congress about what they were doing while they were secretly provoking the "enemy" to fire the first shot in their respective wars. Both intentionally subjected their respective armed forces to being bait to get the enemy to fire the first shot.
Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 175
Contributed by: peter