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the number of things that had gone wrong about making and producing a settlement was unbelievable. He said that many of the people he had hoped to rely on had been killed suddenly and that the liaison had kept constantly breaking, and he'd had a desperate time to find any solid ground on which to make any negotiation. This was very interesting.

Q:

It must have been a fascinating conversation.

Lasker:

Yes.

Q:

That came shortly after his Sunday night broadcast then, didn't it?

Lasker:

The Sunday night broadcast came later, I think--after this. I think he covered this a few days later in great detail--justification for his action. I must say that in hearing him tell it, I felt that he had been through the situation in great detail and unless you're in possession of all the facts, that people who are his critics are not really well enough informed to know what the situation was or to make a judgment about the need to do this. Now, they might have said, “We'll not save the Americans” and “we'll just let them be murdered by



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