Who was to blame for Pearl Harbor?
“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win though absolute victory.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said this inspiring quote about the tragic event that occurred in Oahu, Hawaii. Many people have debated about who really was to blame for Pearl Harbor, could Roosevelt have done something to prevent it? Was their more to the story? Did the military hear japans threats but just ignore them? There are so many questions people ask and I’d like to open your eyes and help you look from a different prospective and try to help you find out, who was to blame for pearl harbor?…show more content… “If properly appreciated, this intelligence should have suggested a dispatch to all pacific out post commanders suppling this information” states the Joint Congressional Committee. They issued a report that puts blame on the secretary of was at the time Henry Stimson commander on scene. They also believe Washington officials failed to give notice to interacted massages from Tokyo they intercepted that could have prevented the attack, the message was sent On November 19, 1941, the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo sent out a 'Purple ' message to their consulates all around the world. It stated that they should listen to Japanese news bulletins. If they ended with a weather report saying 'east wind rain ' the attack would be on the US. 'North wind cloudy ' would mean an attack on Russia. Both the British listening station in Melbourne and the American station in Seattle intercepted this and reported it to London and Washington respectively. While the Japan still talked of negotiation, naval ships were being sent worldwide. From November 21, everyone knew that an attack was going to happen and a big Japanese army was being