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The article doesn’t make clear the worst of it. Kennedy had been told by the CIA from the moment he learned of the operation it would fail without US air support. He solemnly promised, “They WILL have air support”. The CIA agent in charge did not trust Kennedy and made him swear two more times to provide air support to the Cubans. It wasn’t until they were dying on the beach Kennedy said, “No, air support. We will not get involved”.

JFK, as are most Kennedys, was an unmitigated POS. I won’t say I’m glad he was shot but I think it was better for the country even with Texas gangster Johnson replacing him.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 2:07:26 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: MtBaldy
JFK, as are most Kennedys, was an unmitigated POS. I won’t say I’m glad he was shot but I think it was better for the country even with Texas gangster Johnson replacing him.

Kennedy definitely was not the plaster saint that history revisionists have molded over the years. I can well remember the mood of the country in 1963, and it was not chiseled in stone that JFK would be re-elected.

However, LBJ was able to latch on to the Kennedy martyrdom and enact legislation that has been damaging to the country ever since - war on poverty, etc. I don't think LBJ could have done that without wrapping himself up in the Kennedy mystique. I think it is poetic justice that LBJ was undone in the mid to late 60s by the very same elitist liberals who he courted tirelessly, but who never trusted him and hated his guts.

All just my opinion, fwiw.

11 posted on 04/17/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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JFK would be remembered for the POS that he was instead of as a hero if it weren't for the Magic Bullet.
12 posted on 04/17/2012 2:29:27 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: MtBaldy
The CIA agent in charge did not trust Kennedy and made him swear two more times to provide air support to the Cubans.

Sort've like the current Cretin in Chief being forced to hit the links and sign nondisclosure agreements in order to ensure the Osama raid wouldn't be compromised.

The more things "change" the more they seem the same. Traitors in our midst.

17 posted on 04/17/2012 6:14:58 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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