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Stephen Ambrose on: Ike's Opinion of MacArthur's Medal of Honor
Stephen Ambrose Q: What did Ike think about [MacArthur getting the Congressional Medal of Honor]?

AMBROSE: Well Eisenhower wrote in his diaries some scathing things about it. MacArthur's emerging as this great hero -- ha, ha -- and, he's done everything wrong. I mean Eisenhower knew what he was talking about. He'd been out there in the Philippines for years with MacArthur, he knew what MacArthur's plans were, he knew what the Japanese threat was, he knew how MacArthur responded to it and under professional judgment Eisenhower felt he'd done everything wrong, and yet he's emerged as a hero..

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