THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, May 5, 1947

The Senators had ransacked their souls, and the day was at hand. The opposition to the Greek-Turkish loan had shaken down into the extreme Left (worried about the U.S. moral position) and the extreme Right (worried about the U.S. purse). For the fainthearted, Secretary of State George Marshall cabled from Moscow that the program had his full support.

For good or ill, the Senate had made up its mind. Firmly, it voted down the attempt of Colorado's Edwin C. Johnson to eliminate military aid. Then, 41 days after President Truman's challenge, the Senate approved...

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