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No one attacked us in Vietnam....

Who attacked us in Cuba?

If you're saying that launching a war without being attacked is never justified, then it follows that Kennedy launching a war on Cuba would not have been justified.  This is doublethink.  What you're arguing, really, is that Little Niki placing nukes in Cuba was not kosher, -- that it represented an obvious threat -- and that, therefore, preemptive military action would've been justified.

Cuba is Caribbean, by the way, not Mediterranean.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Mar 13th, 2007 at 04:11:02 AM EST
I don't remember using the word "justified" anywhere in the article.

I presented a situation in which many of Kennedy's advisers believed invasion was not only justified but wise.

I believe that any reasonable person could tell from the tenor of the piece that I thought that Kennedy's bluff was the right approach and that of the hawks would have been disastrous, and the results bear that out.

As to Caribbean / Mediterranean, thanks for the heads up. I do, of course, know the difference having been a young Marine on board an LST during the blockade.

All better now?

Bob Higgins

http://bobhiggins.wordpress.com/

by BobHiggins (rlh974@yahoo.com) on Tue Mar 13th, 2007 at 09:39:41 AM EST
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