"I am very disappointed that the United States Senate voted not to ratify the
Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. This agreement is critical to protecting the
American people from the dangers of nuclear war. It is, therefore, well worth fighting
for. And I assure you, the fight is far from over."
"Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the
slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or
by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us . . . The logical
place to begin is a treaty assuring the end of nuclear tests of all kinds . . ."
September 25, 1961
". . . [not achieving a nuclear test ban] would have to be classed as the greatest
disappointment of any administration -- of any decade -- of any time and of any party. . ."
May 29, 1961