Sunday, January 30, 1949
JFK was in Salem, Massachusetts where he continued his assault on the Truman administration for what he believed to be terrible mismanagement in failing to provide support to Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist government:
This is the tragic story of China whose freedom we once fought to preserve. What our young men had once fought to preserve, our diplomats and our President have frittered away.
[18, p. 114]