Skip to comments.What You Might Not Know About The Army-McCarthy Hearings
Posted on 11/20/2014 9:03:53 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
In light of the recent death of Irving Peress, I dust off this one I did back in 2007
I must admit that I was unaware just how deep the calumny against Senator Joseph McCarthy was until a friend of mine, supposedly an arch-conservative, invoked the infamous Joseph Welch line
Youve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?
to decry the unfair treatment of a current political figure. My friend did not realize that Welchs statement was no more than bluster, and has been forever (and successfully) quoted out of contexta context that has apparently been lost to most.
The exchange between Welch and McCarthyespecially the above line uttered on June 9, 1954has been immortalized in the Leftist archives as what finally brought down the senator. In fact, this assessment is a gross oversimplification of what actually occurred, and deliberately obfuscates what led up to it.
Joe McCarthy first took on the Army establishment in earnest with his blistering March 14, 1951 speech blaming General George C. Marshall for losing China.
When Marshall was sent to China with secret State Department orders, the Communists at that time were bottled up in two areas and were fighting a losing battle, but that because of those orders the situation was radically changed in favor of the Communists. Under those orders, as we know, Marshall embargoed all arms and ammunition to our allies in China.
He forced the opening of the Nationalist-held Kalgan Mountain pass into Manchuria, to the end that the Chinese Communists gained access to the mountains of captured Japanese equipment. No need to tell the country about how Marshall tried to force Chiang Kai-shek to form a partnership government with the Communists.
At the time...
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I acknowledge with satisfaction that Joe McCarthy, an American patriot, was my senator at that time.
Man.....MacArthur relieved Marshall of a regimental command. That’s usually a career ender.
Worse than any of this was that Edward R. Murrow brought to this country, Herbert Marcuse of the Frankfurt School and the New Left to corrupt 3 generations of college campuses.
Sorry, not going to pile on Marshall, one of the great leaders of WWII. And the Sov’s handed Manchuria and the Japanese equipment to the commies, not Marshall.
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