I think there ought to be a continuous discussion of [foreign] policy during this session of the Senate... It is part of our American system that basic elements of foreign policy shall be openly debated.
It is said that such debate and the differences that may occur give aid and comfort to our possible enemies. I think that the value of such aid and comfort is grossly exaggerated.
The only thing that can give real aid and comfort to the enemy is the adoption of a policy which plays into their hands...
Such aid and comfort can only be prevented by frank criticsm before such a policy is adopted.