Lt. Col. James Zumwalt has the Joe McCarthy story all wrong. He should have read for a start the landmark 2009 study by M. Stanton Evans “Blacklisted by History: the Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies.”
Actually, McCarthy enjoyed a 50-29 Gallup approval in January 1954 because, using real evidence, he had exposed the red infiltration of U.S. government policymaking. Many people cheered him on. He harmed no innocent people.
The Army agreed on the red moles at Monmouth. What sank McCarthy was the Cohn-Schine tryst as well as the establishment1954 editing of the narrative presented to the public, which warped history to this day. The establishment would have its revenge.
For another example: On July 17, 1949, pro-communist Far East expert adviser Owen Lattimore dared to write, “The thing to do, therefore, is to let South Korea fall – but not to let it look as though we pushed it.”
Korea was the “conflict” we weren’t supposed to win, it was called a “police action,” and there were “experts” afraid we would offend the Russians and further inflame the Red Chinese.
On June 14, 1951, in a Senate speech, America’s Cold War conscience, Sen. Joe McCarthy, outraged the Truman establishment by denouncing George C. Marshall for his role in giving Eastern Europe to Stalin and China to Mao.
In a 13-months Marshall Mission to China after World War II, under guidance from the U.S. State and Treasury departments, Marshall had sandbagged the nationalist Chiang Kai-Shek every step of the way. Meanwhile, the Russians, still using our Lend-Lease money, built up a communist juggernaut.
Without the internet, old Joe, one of America’s greatest patriots, got buried – and the lib-mods keep piling it on every day.
Peter B. Hrycenko