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The Cuban Missile Crisis—Kennedy’s Second Backstab

Harold15 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:04 AM
In spite of his huge popularity, JFK was one of this country's weakest presidents. Had it not been for the Cuban missile crisis, which, he "won" through sheer luck and not skill, his legacy would be the Bay of Pigs fiasco. The only reason he is revered by people is because he was assassinated. I was 13 at the time and I do not revere him or any other Kennedy. Because of that scumbag Ted Kennedy, who was nothing but a fat drunken slob, I have come to hate the Kennedys.

That Khrushchev swept the floor with Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis was a mainstream American view throughout much of the Cold War. Nixon and Goldwater, for instance, represented opposite poles of the Republican establishment of their time.

"We locked Castro's communism into Latin America and threw away the key to its removal," growled Barry Goldwater about the JFK’s Missile Crisis “solution.”

"Kennedy pulled defeat out of the jaws of victory,” complained Richard Nixon. "Then gave the Soviets squatters rights in our backyard."

Generals Curtis Le May and Maxwell Taylor represented opposite poles of the military establishment.