This is the day JFK invited the Cuban missile crisis by appearing weak when he refused to provide thd promised air support. He is considered as some kind of saint or hero but his weakness nearly got the world killed.
Exactly! and I would go even further and say that it had similar and direct implication of why we went overboard in Vietnam (with Johnson) because by 1964/65 Johnson was already smarting from Kennedy's looking so weak with Bay of Pigs fiasco decision triggering missile crisis (i.e. weakness on communism implication), that he went completely over board engaging the U.S. in a needless war, causing the death of over 55,000 U.S. soldiers 3,000 miles away, when he couldn't even risk one single plane just 90 miles south of FL on a country that threatened nuclear holocaust on the USA.
First time I ever cursed in front of my Dad—I got a spanking, but I deserved it. It forever turned me into a Conservative.