Later, under Nixon, it even went as far as poisoning livestock and so on. Big affair. And then came Vietnam; he invaded Vietnam. He invaded South Vietnam in 1962. He sent the U.S. Air Force to start bombing. Okay. We took care of Kennedy.
Johnson is trivial. The Indochina war alone, forget the invasion of the Dominican Republic, was a major war crime.
#20 | POSTED BY SHAWN AT 2014-07-11 02:51 PM | REPLY | FLAG:CLOSE BUT NO CUBAN CIGAR
Nixon had a bigger hand in Vietnam than Kennedy because he started mixing it up with Vietnam when he was VP. It was bi partisan but Nixon had more leverage and it was never declared a war until it was over. A lot of military were angry with Kennedy because he showed a lack of commitment by not declaring it a war. The thing is no one wanted to call it a war. They is how they got away with throwing draftees at it rather than the reserves. The facts are Nixon presided over it longer than anyone.We know how well that went. Nixon started it and ended it... and according to new information did what he
ould to drag it out trying to squeeze a victory dance out of it.
Cuba is another tragedy of the Eisenhower and so is Iran. Ike propped up Bautista in Cuba and helped stage a coup in Iran to oust their democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and replace him with Mohammad Pahlavi.
Kennedy was on record for hating the Bautista regime and critical of the US part that played in it.
Nevertheless the US did have a run of Presidents who has served in WW2 where our nations was able to celebrate a "victory". Fascinating that the rabbit holes those vets have led us down finally ending with Bush the elder haven't garnered the glory they wanted.
As far as Cuba is concerned I don't think there has been a president in my life time that has handled Cuba well.They were a Soviet State for so long and Reagan was all about killing the Cubans in Grenada when he started that diversionary war on trumped up charges to cover his tracks for dropping the ball in Beirut. The ghosts of Reagan/Bush drug cartel are what is haunting us in the border detention centers today. Which explains why the pigs are squealing so loudly. They hate paying for what they do.