Your criticism of the Administration's handling of the war effort is sound as a rule, and no doubt criticism is as necessary as effort. However, we must all recognize a limit, at which point criticism becomes enervating and obstructive. I think you are very close to this limit, as close as you may safely get. . . .
I contend that there has been one really worth-while scandal in the whole war, and that is Pearl Harbor. The offenders therein will face the consequences in good time. Our lack of initiative, our bungling...