811.917 Time/60: Telegram
The Minister in Egypt (Kirk) to the Secretary of State 49
[Received March 6—4:37 a.m.]
365. Although insofar as I am aware the article on Egypt published in foreign news of Time of February 16 has not yet been commented on officially here, it is likely that the state of indignation which similar reflections provoked in the past may be cumulative in the present instance. Accordingly I should appreciate receiving any [Page 99] observations the Department may care to make on the deplorable manifestation of bad taste which can serve no other purpose than to agitate further a state of affairs already more turbid than is compatible with the realization of the maximum war effort in this area.
- President Roosevelt saw this telegram and on March 7 wrote to Welles: “What are you doing about this? F.D.R.” (811.917 Time/60½)↩