For John, BLUF: The thing to remember is that it is possible Joseph Stalin was worse than Adolph Hitler. Nothing to see here; just move along.
We had lunch, talked socially, put on a real sham drinking toasts to everyone, then had pictures made in the back yard. I can deal with Stalin. He is honest — but smart as hell.Hat tip to Editor Ryan Evans and War on the Rocks.— President Harry Truman in his diary after meeting with Josef Stalin at Potsdam on this day in 1945.
Regards — Cliff