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Edward Teller, American

Edward Teller, the Hungarian-born scientist who was in large measure responsible for winning the Cold War will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Teller is 95 years old, although his body is faling, his mind is still sharp. John J. Miller wrote a profile of this smart and good man for National Review last year that is very much worth reading. Miller concludes that if there is ever an argument for cloning, this just might be the guy who should get cloned. I have had the pleasure of meeting Teller a number of times and I concur with Miller’s portrayal of this good, and much maligned, American. May his good deeds continue to shine in this naughty world.

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I had the honor to meet Dr. Teller in 1994 when he came to Omaha for a fundraiser for a campaign on which I worked.

In addition to the fundraiser, he also spoke to a High School class. During the question and answer period, a hippie type student asked, "Dr. Teller, how do you sleep at night, knowing that your bomb killed so many Japenese."

Dr. Teller looked directly at the kid, smiled and responded, "You are mistaken, the Atomic Bomb was used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Oppenheimer invented the Atomic Bomb. I invented the Hydrogen Bomb, my bomb was 10 times more powerful."

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