James F. Byrnes — American Politician born on May 02, 1879, died on April 09, 1972

James Francis Byrnes was an American politician from the state of South Carolina. During his career, Byrnes served as a U.S. Representative , a U.S. Senator , a Justice of the Supreme Court , Secretary of State , and 104th governor of South Carolina . He is one of very few politicians to serve in all three branches of the American federal government while also being active in state government. He was a confidant of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was one of the most powerful men in American domestic and foreign policy in the mid-1940s. Historian George E. Mowry called Byrnes, "the most influential southern member of Congress between John Calhoun and Lyndon Johnson.".. (wikipedia)

That was the principle of reparations to which President Truman agreed at Potsdam. And the United States will not agree to the taking from Germany of greater reparations than was provided by the Potsdam Agreement.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West.
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice in our generation the lands of German neighbors.

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