Could this be the same Harry S. Truman who announced in May 1946 that he would draft striking rail workers in order that they might be court-martialled if they continued to misbehave? Truman responded to further labour unrest by drafting a speech lambasting strikers and their 'demagog (sic) leaders' for 'living in luxury, working when they pleased'.
The speech ended with the memorable exhortation: 'Let's hang a few traitors, and make our country safe for democracy.' Perhaps President Bush's claims cannot be discounted after all.
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