Q: What did Ike think about [MacArthur getting the Congressional Medal of
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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