The President's eyes looked weary and his voice was muffled by a head cold. But his spirits seemed as buoyant as the spring sun on the White House lawn. He read the first paragraph of his statement firmly: "The United Nations are fighting to make a world in which tyranny and aggression cannot exist; a world based upon freedom, equality and justice; a world in which all persons, regardless of race, color or creed, may live in peace, honor and dignity."

The President paused, cocked an eyebrow at the reporters crowded around...

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