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May 31, 2005 4:35 pm

Speaking Too Plainly to Harry

In the latest issue of the Weekly Standard, Harvey Klehr decribes the great guilt felt by atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He also notes that at "one disastrous meeting with President Truman in October 1945, Oppenheimer blurted out 'I feel I have blood on my hands,' prompting the president to tell Dean Acheson that he didn't 'ever want to see that son-of-a-bitch in this office ever again.'
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