Preparing such a speech occupied the tense corridors of the White House on October 31 (1956), which began with a frustrated Eisenhower searching for ways to halt the fighting in the Sinai. ”Let’s call it a ‘Bomb for Peace’,” he exploded at an emergency session that morning. ”It’s as simple as this: let’s send one of Curt LeMay’s gang over the Middle East, carrying an atomic bomb. And let’s warn everyone: we’ll drop it — if they all don’t cut this nonsense out.” Aghast, aides let the remark pass in silence.
Eisenhower: The White House Years, Jim Newton, page 229.