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food to feed everybody, and there are always going to be people who are starving in the current world situation. So as between two people who are hungry, and one of them is friendly to us and the other is not, I'm for giving it to the friendly one. Maybe that makes me sick in your mind, but if you have to make a choice, and we do all the time, I'm making it in favor of people who are friendly to the United States as opposed to those who are antithetical, recognizing that somebody is not going to get food in any event under the best of circumstances.”

Well, Sol Linowitz was very upset. He said, “I don't think you should say that. That would be terrible for the Third World to hear.”

And I thought to myself: “Bull shit! It's because of people like him that they walk all over us.” That's why I'm very supportive of Moynihan. I believe that you tell the truth, that you sock it to people when they're trying to sock you. We're now talking figuratively.

I saw him later on at a cocktail party in Kansas City. He came over and said, “You know, my daughter worked for you and she had a wonderful internship.” I said, “That's wonderful, and I just want you to know I think you're wrong on your position.”

Later on he was criticized somewhere, whether it was in the Jewish press or the regular press, for not having taken a

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