National Affairs: Speaking in a General Way

Just after the Senate argued themselves to a standstill over whether General Omar Bradley should be forced to tell who said what, for or against MacArthur, at the White House conference on April 6, Harry Truman cheerily remarked it didn't matter; he had already made up his mind before he talked to his advisers. He just wanted to hear what they had to say. In fact, he told his press conference, he had made up his mind that he needed a new general in the Far East at the time last month when MacArthur issued his ceasefire offer to the...