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The Bay of Pigs—An Anniversary of Heroism and Shame

E1776 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 12:56 PM
Bay of Pigs, the beginning of "that all-important image problem. What would the Latin American “street” and the all-important U.N. think of the Yankee bullies?" In other words, the U.S. has to act politically correct in deeds and in words (according to the elitists). Meanwhile, we lose to our enemies.

"Wimps,” sneers Michael Moore in his book Downsize This, referring to men (and boys, some as young as 16) who 52 years ago this week hit a Cuban beach now known as the Bay of Pigs. “Really just a bunch of wimps. That's right, wimps-- and crybabies too,” sneers Moore. “Ex-Cubans with a yellow stripe down their backs."

“They fought magnificently”, testified a better judge of combat conduct (we’re guessing) than Michael Moore. I refer to U.S. Marine Colonel Hack Hawkins, who helped train the Cuban freedom fighters and (heart-brokenly) assessed the battle. Colonel Hawkins was flagged with medals for heroism...