WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24,1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS A) Peter Ed^on Washington Column Dulles, AchcMon Policies Are Closer Than Either Admits By PETER EDSON NEA WashlnRton Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA)-^John Foster Dulles' radio press conference over the Mutual network the other night did more to clear up his proposed new Republican foreign policy than any speech either General Eisenhower or Mr. Dulles has made. Mr. Dulles made it even clearer than any article he has written on the subject previously. There was one answer to a question which blew away much of the smog of confusion that has surrounded the political campaign foreign policy debate thus far. It came when Mr. Dulles was commenting on Secretary of State Dean Acheson's speech in which he said the use of force to liberate Communist stateliite countries would be an "invitation to disaster." Mr. Dulles replied: "I think that if it involves the use of force in a war of liberation, it means disaster. Of course I'll agree with that." Now this is important. Because it shows for the first time that Mr. Dulles and Secretary of State Dean Achcson really aren't far apart is they have let on in arguing the respective mei'its of the Acheson policy of "Containment" versus the Dulles policy of "Liberation." ConfuMlnf!: Catch Words These are probably the two most misunderstood catch words of the campaign. In the great American effort to over-simplify and boil down complete doctrines of foreign policy into a single word, both Republican and Democrats have been pretty badly confused. General Eisenhower's and Governor Stevenson's foreign policy speeches have been misunderstood as a result. And President Truman's comments blasting General Eisenhower's speech didn't help materially to clear the air. Secretary Acheson, in his speech before the Machinists' Union convention at Kansas City, said frankly that he did not consider the word "Containment" a good "shorthand description of what we have been doing and propose that we continue." On the other hand, Mr. Dulles says that his theory of "Liberation" has been misunderstood and grossly misinterpreted. That is a familiar out for all politicians. Dulles Talk Puzzles No one can question Mr. Dulles' sincerity in this statement, but it is permissible to draw the conclusion that if he has been misunderstood, it is only because he didn't make himself clear in the first place. He quit his job so he could be free to help draft the Republican platform planks on foreign policy. And some of his less ardent admirers add, "to run for Secretary of State." Anj'way, the John Foster Dulles who then started making speeches around the country and writing articles for the magazines was not the same Ambassador Dulles who in countless State Department clambakes was known for his shrewdness, his extreme caution and his willingness to back up whenever diplomatic disci-etion be came the better part of military valor. In simpler language, ho has never been one to stick his neck out if there was any danger of getting his head cut off, VIows Cause Alarm When the full hLstory of tlie Korean War is written, it will probably be recorded that Mr. Dulles —who was in Japan when the war started—did as much as any one to get the United Stales into it. He spoiled General MacArthur's Sunday afternoon nap to make him realize hat this was war. And Mr. Dulles made sure that President Truman was tossed the right torch, so that he would pick it up and toss it on to the United Nations, which he did. Because the.se facts are well known in diplomatic circles, there was natui-ally .some concern when Mr. Dulles, as chief architect of the new Republican foreign policy, started talking and wj-iting about the need for a more aggressive foreign policy toward Russia. "Containment" was not enough. The satellites would have to be liberated. Hence the tag-line for the new Dulles policy of "Liberation." Evidence Refutes Him The prospect of starting more Korean wars all over the place naturally came to many minds— including those of Truman, Acheson and Governor Stevenson. Yet there was in Mr. Dulles' record plenty of evidence that if the full responsibility were his, he wouldn't do any such thing. And now, at last, he confirms this himself. He has no thought of trying to "drop arms" into Poland or Czechoslovakia or any other area he would like to see libei'ated, to stir up revolution. He does not think these countries can be freed by the Republicans-in a hurry. 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