and ability. I am not alone in this view. General
Eisenhower, on August 22, 1952, described General
Marshall as one of the patriots of this country.
He went on to say, "If he was not a perfect example
of patriotism and a loyal servant of the United
States, I never saw one. I have no patience with
anyone who can find in his record of service for this
country anything to criticize."
Yet on the floor of this Senate, Senator
McCarthy sought to identify him with "a conspiracy so immense and an
infamy so black as to dwarf any previous venture in
the history of man."
The object of this "conspiracy", said the
Senator, was "to diminish the United States in world
affairs, to weaken us militarily . . . finally fall
victim to Soviet intrigue from within and Russian
military might from without."
This attack on General Marshall was only the
forerunner of other attacks on other American citizens.
Nathan M. Pusey, General Ralph Zwicker, John J. McCloy,
Struve Hensel and Charles E. Bohlen have all had their
loyalty impugned, their patriotism attacked and their
devotion to this country questioned.
Finally, we have the case of Annie Lee Moss,
who was told even before she had been given a chance to
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