sidereel as "aggression" by the I nited
Stales. In answer to a question concerning Generalissimo Chiang's statement to
Senator Margaret Chase Smith that ln-
expected U.S. moral and logistic support for an invasion of the Chinese
mainland. Eisenhower replied:
The t'liite-el States is not going to he a
party n. an aggressive war.
(If course, like so many other administrative statements ihis one can be
variously interpreted. But the While'
House issued no denial when lhe If ashington Post and the New ) ork Times
together wilh mosl other newspapers.
commentators and columnists took his
reply to mean lhat the I nited Stales
would not help ihe Nationalists lo liberate their homeland.
In ihe inelegant language of Doris
ITeeson. Eisenhower had "slapped
Chiang. It was hard lo disagree wilh her
lhat. in effect, the President had "recognized the sovereignty of lied China.
TREATY FOR DEFENSE ONLY
There hail in fail been little dotllil
for some months past of our intention
to aeeepl. if nol as yel lo "recognize,
lhe Chinese Communisl conquest of
China. This was made <-lear hy the
Iitiii- of the Formosa treaty and hy
lhe President's January 21 message to
Congress in which he stressed the fact
lhat: '"It is a treaty of purely defensive
character." The lerms of the treaty make
this fact all too clear. It nol only forbids "offensive mililarv operations hy
either party from the territories held by
the Republic of China" without mutual
consent, bul etlso forbids the Chinese
Nationalists to "remove" from Formosa
uithe.iit our consent any of the arms we
Mr. Dullc-" veuioiis statements have
served lo make it yel more clear that
"liberation" is no longer the objective
of our policy. \s on November 29.
1951, he seiiei in a speech in Chicago
that We should not "allow ourselves to
he provoked into action which would
he a violation of our international obligations"; and that "we heive agreed
by the UN Charter to try to settle inter-
national disputes hv peaceful means in
such a manner lhat peace is nol endangered."
All Ihis would he very line if OUT
enemies thought likewise. Since they do
not. it is folly lo imagine that lln- .-vi-
elenee we continually give of our peaceful intentions will not embolden them to
attack our friends or to continue blackmailing us. What lhe world is waiting
for is proof thai wc can be counted upon
lo stand by those who stand by us and
that there is a chance lhal ours will be
ihe winning side.
Mr. Dulles e\ iilenily realizes this for,
in his February 17 speech, he said: "A
ure-at danger in \sin is the' fear of many
non-Communists thai the- I nited Stales
has no real intention of standing firmly
behind them. Already that fear has
mounted to the danger poinl.'"
DISASTROUS POLICY CONTINUED
Unfortunately Mr. Dulles has to
reckon vvilh others who also have the
possibility- of influencing the Presidenl
nnrl are giving him contrary advice.
Truman weis the inheritor of lions,-
velt's disastrous foreign policy ami can
at leasl he praised for having finally
skirled lo lake measures to stem the
triumphant eielvemec of lhe Communist
power. Bul Eisenhower, on lhe occasions when he lends an ear lo the so-
called liberals who have maintained
their fooling in lhe \\ bile' He.usc. seems
in be Irving lo out-Roosevell Roosevelt
in his desire for coexistence, if not collaboration, wilh lhe easily extended
Communist empire in Europe ami Asia.
Insicael of taking advantage of the
agrarian crisis in liussia ami lhe unrest
in the satellite countries lo compel the
Kremlin lo meike concessions lo lhe
free world, wc arc proclaiming our
readiness lo give lhe Communists lhe
breathing space they require lo recuperate and prepare for a future' eiltae k
on us when they feed strong enough t"
Truman, whose Favorite game is
poker, was perhaps belter qualified L.
know when ein opponent is bluffing than
Eisenhower who spends his leisure
hours on the golf course. True lhat
Truman, after taking lhe risk of resisting the Communists in Korea, was
afraid lo slake enough lo win. lint Eisenhower seems not even lo realize' lhat a
player who sens he will never risk his
blue chips, however gooel his hand, musl
lose in the end.
COMMUNISTS WIN JACKPOTS
(lui* Communist opponents win 111,
jackpot every lime even il all they have
in their hand is a pair of deuces, simplv
because wc are afraid of risking anything, ever, anywhere in the world.
Imagining lhal we arc s,, rich lhat we
can etfford both to continue I..sine un,
-e-lve-- and also lo stake oilier players
too lacking in boldness ever to win a
pot. wi' let ihe Communists lake' eill.
again and again anil again.
Today we arc no longer seeking even
to "contain" the Communisl power. In-
Harry S. Truman
stcenl we watch them "nibble away' in
\siei. secure in our President's frequent
pronouncements lhal we fear war loo
greatly ever to use mir strength lo slop
their depredations. While Mao Tse-tung
displays I nited States flyers captured in
lhe Korean war lo lhe peoples of Asia
ei- evidence lhal lln' I nited States is ei
"paper tiger' which cannol even protect
her own nationals, much less anyone
else, we have been busy extracting
promises from Syngman Rhee em<l
Chiang Kai-shek that they will nevel
allcmpl lo liberate their countrymen.
\\ bile- proclaiming our policy eis one
of "partnership" and citing the' wishes
eef our "allies" eis the reason why we
cannol pursue a be,Iel policy in line- vvilh
American interests, wc do not hesitate I"
exert pressure on the Koreans and Chinese i.. prevent them from fighting to
Free their countrymen from Communi-1
PEACE AT ANY PRICE?
In a word, both in Europe ana
«e are now giving emus and promising
support, not in those who w ish lo fight
for the liberation of others, but only 1"
those who promise lhal they will never
resorl to arms excepl in self-defense. Vi''
give "favored nation" treatment lo the
neutralists emd appeasers instead ol to
those who today, as distinct from yesterday, wish ii, fighl the totalitarian If
ranis. And the very same people win'
■laim "peace "\
r as a "nobto
our timi" eil
Few realize thai our obsession wi
-county musl eventually place us in :l
position in which the I nited Stat*
would have no choice bul to fight '"
the mosl adverse circumstances, withoul
allies, or lo siil.mii i.. Communist «'""'
quest from within and without. For lo*1
allies are nol merely lost. Sooner °'
later those who looked to us in vain
had the courage' to resist
aggression hui whom "'
to their Fate for the sak«
time', musl be driven l"
of peace in our
join our enemies. If there is no hem1"'
in the \\e~l lo which llu.se who p"'1'''
death lee slaver) can repair, even ''
brave musl eventuall) give up hope1
-ave their lives |,y joining the rank
In the words of Senator know In"1 '
"Coexistence eiml atomic stall""1.'
will resiill iii ultimate Communist J™'
tor) ... we musl face up to the >•,
that the (lommunisl concept of 'pcace'u
coexistence' means that the I -S-
other free nalions ,,f the we.rl.l wi
allowed to exisl only until raramiin'*
is able lo subverl them from «ithin '"
destro) them by aggression from vvl
out. . . . Since stalemate would pul .
Soviet Union itself 'off limits,' the '"
FACTS FOHUM NEWS, April, I9®
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