Well, I was very sorry that they had come about. Ah, I was
always firmly convinced of Oppenheimer's basic loyalty, and um, the hearings
seemed to be both unnecessary and unkind, and ah, to some extent futile. Ah,
it is quite true that Oppenheimer in his younger days had had some left wing
friends. Ah, it's unfortunate that some of the things that he did as head of
the direct, ah, General Advisory Committee, ah, displeased some parts of
the Commission, Congressional Staff. I think they were done honestly and ah,
well it was good judgment. Now whether the judgment was right or not, ...
but they were thought about very carefully. And ah, you might go through the
same set of data and come out with a different answer, in fact, I would have
myself. ... they were honest judgments, and I was, I thought this was a
very sad occasion. As you are aware, I testified at the hearings in his
behalf. And ah, as I was and convinced then, I am still convinced now of
his basic loyalty.