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Letter from Elizabeth Wood
P. O. Box 6615 AH
220 Allen Street
San Antonio 9, Texas
April 12, 1951
The Hon. Harry S. Truman
President of the United States
The White House
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. President:
Our far-eastern policy must protect either the rights of free nations or
British and Communists interests. Without regard to the preferences of most
Americans, you have chosen to support the latter.
You have thrown into the trash-pile all that has been accomplished in Japan in
the last five years. Our men at Corregidor and Bataan might as well have quit
at the beginning.
You have sold us out, just as your noble predecessor sold us out at Yalta, and
the Kremlin should give you a 21-gun salute. They probably will -- aimed right
at our bewildered forces in Korea.
If the letter of a single constituent will persuade my senators or my
representative in Congress to support a motion for your impeachment, that
letter is in the mail.
Your dismissal of Douglas MacArthur confirms your devotion to Communist Russia
and Socialist England. Even a yes-man for the Kansas City boys should not be
required to kow- tow to all the rest of the world.
You have kicked out, with insults, the most brilliant, courageous and
successful man representing our country abroad. (Have you heard any report
lately about how we are regarded in Germany, France, Italy and England - as
compared with Japan?)
You have fired a man whose first and whole devotion has been to the best
Interest of our country. (He didn't think about the Democratic vote in
Missouri.) He has done a top job, but he couldn't be red-taped. So he got
fired, and the hell with U.S.A. Harry is top-boy, and he has to prove it. Why
stop with Formosa? Let's give them Japan, and Hawaii, and Alaska - and why not
the Panama Canal?
Yours sincerely, (and don't bother with the form letter reply)
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