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To: muir_redwoods
-"This is the day JFK invited the Cuban missile crisis by appearing weak when he refused to provide thd promised air support."

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.

5 posted on 04/17/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: LibFreeUSA

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/195800/JFK-GETS-BLAME-FOR-US-ROLE-IN-VIETNAM-WAR.html

JFK GETS BLAME FOR U.S. ROLE IN VIETNAM WAR

No one has provided more persuasive evidence that it was President John F. Kennedy who got the United States into the Vietnam War than James Reston in his recently published memoir, “Deadline.”


9 posted on 04/17/2012 2:06:16 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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