San Jose, CA
·Pacific Bell - SBC
reply to Ahem
Re: Abuse of power for government to spy on citizens.
said by Ahem :But even a broken clock (dial face) is right twice a day; just try to figure out when. "Tail-Gunner Joe" McCarthy flailed away at the U.S. Army (particularly the Signal Corps), but could not substantiate his allegations of subversion. He accused Gen. George C. Marshal of incompetence for "losing China to the Communists". VENONA only shows 9, of 159 accused by McCarthy, were likely subversive agents. Not a promising record.
The trouble with demonizing McCarthy is that it ignores the very real internal threat that communism presented.
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