THE PRESIDENCY: Schoolboy's Afterthought

President Truman was in a reminiscent mood at his V-J day press conference. Someone asked him about the decision to use the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima and he replied with a little story.

When he was going to school, the President said, there was a discussion of the Battle of Gettysburg and a bright young man stated all the moves that should have been made by General Lee and by General Meade. The old professor said: "Any schoolboy's afterthought is worth more than the greatest general's forethought."

The President paused a moment, then said that the same thing was true...

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