Monday, November 4, 2013

JFK on Cuba

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 by Morley Evans

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Without glorifying John Fitzgerald Kennedy, there is a possibility that the world could have taken a turn for the better had he not been assassinated on November 22, 1963. Despite his faults, John Kennedy had his points. Before The Bay of Pigs fiasco — which Kennedy inherited from the CIA that cooked it up during the last days of the Eisenhower administration — this is what Kennedy said about Cuba:

“I believe that there is no country in the world, including the African regions, including any and all the countries under colonial domination, where economic colonization, humiliation, and exploitation were worse than in Cuba, in part owing to my country’s policies during the Batista regime,” Kennedy told French journalist Jean Daniel. “I believe that we created, built, and manufactured the Castro movement out of whole cloth and without realizing it. I believe that the accumulation of these mistakes has jeopardized all of Latin America. The great aim of the Alliance for Progress is to reverse this unfortunate policy. This is one of the most, if not the most, important problems in American foreign policy. I can assure you that I have understood the Cubans.” 11

Stone, Roger (2013-11-01). The Man Who Killed Kennedy (Kindle Locations 1814-1819). Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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