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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-05 11:05 PM
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8. "Have you no sense of decency"?
Edited on Mon Aug-08-05 11:08 PM by btmlndfrmr
Special Counsel for the Army Joseph N. Welch

It s different this time.

Anticommunist crusader Senator Joseph R. McCarthy stepped into national prominence on February 9, 1950, when he mounted an attack on President Trumans foreign policy agenda. McCarthy charged that the State Department and its Secretary, Dean Acheson, harbored traitorous Communists. McCarthys apocalyptic rhetoric made critics hesitate before challenging him. Those accused by McCarthy faced loss of employment, damaged careers, and in many cases, broken lives. After the 1952 election, in which the Republican Party won control of Congress, McCarthy became chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Operations and its Subcommittee on Investigations. McCarthy then extended his targets to include numerous government agencies, in addition to the broadcasting and defense industries, universities, and the United Nations. After Secretary of the Army, Robert T. Stevens, refused to intercede to halt an overseas assignment for McCarthys chief consultant, G. David Schine, who had been drafted, McCarthys committee began a two-month investigation of the Army. Viewers saw the following dramatic encounters televised live as they occurred between McCarthy, Special Counsel for the Army Joseph N. Welch.

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