his Administration's leadership in the struggle against Communism has saved hundreds of people from slavery. [The President] warned the incoming Republican Administration by implication against any reduction in the defense program he initiated. Saying any suggestion of a cutback "is very dangerous talk," Mr. Truman asserted Americans are wise enough to know "we can afford to pay the cost of whatever is necessary to prevent a new world war."Now, I hate to say this, but this is incredible!
Could it really be that the Cold War was to prevent people from falling into communist slavery and to prevent (a new world) war?
(Not to mention, can it really be, that there is, there was, a Democrat in the White House who realizes the enemy consists of foreign dictators, not fellow Americans in the opposition party?)
No, it can't be.
Surely it was all due to clueless, reactionary Americans' racism and paranoia!