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Eisenhower and Prime Minister Anthony Eden during the time they were simultaneously in office tells the dramatic story of a relationship that began with great promise but ended in division and estran. Dwight David Eisenhower , Peter G. The foreign intelligence issues, which were withheld from the public until recently, make for some fascinating reading, not least the letters about the early days of the U-2 reconnaissance flights over the Soviet Union and how their purpose was to be concealed, as well as about the "hairbrained" Genetrix balloon project p.
Boyle argues that the early correspondence reveals two clear-headed statesmen who were able to communicate easily and honestly with each other. But when the Suez question came to dominate Britain's foreign policy agenda, Eden's faulty judgment undermined him. Eden's letters show that he was driven by a set of dramatic historical parallels that he used in an increasingly hysterical manner.
His historical analogies start in a letter on 5 August by comparing Gamal Abdel Nasser to Benito Mussolini, rather than Adolf Hitler, and by arguing that it was imperative to remove Nasser from office. In late August , Eden stressed that the bear the Soviet Union was using Nasser for Soviet aims, and a few weeks later he told Eisenhower that the West had failed against Hitler in the s and now confronted a Soviet Union that was trying Hitlerian tactics.
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Eden insisted that if Nasser succeeded, the West could be faced by revolutionary governments in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq that would be "Egyptian satellites if not Russian ones. Eisenhower unsuccessfully suggested to Eden that "we let some of the drama go out of the situation and concentrate on the task of deflating" Nasser 8 September.
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What is more troubling about Eden's letters is the way he misled Eisenhower by omission and with sophistry. Anyone who knows the story of the three-way Suez collusion cannot help but recoil at Eden's deceit, which extended far beyond a diplomat's economy with the truth, despite his hints about the need to use force early.
As the truth about the Suez invasion began to emerge by the end of October , Eisenhower moved from avuncular suggestions to genuine concern and then to angry requests for information.
Eden, even as the invasion was collapsing, reverted to pleading that "history alone can judge whether we have made the right decision, but I do want to assure you that we have made it from a genuine sense of responsibility, not If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'. View freely available titles: Book titles OR Journal titles. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.