The author is ignorant of some of the facts or is misrepresenting the Bay of Pigs Fiasco. Kennedy got conned by the CIA and some advisors with their own agenda. The whole operation was created during the Eisenhower Administration and was rehearsed for almost a year before Kennedy was elected. A double agent at CIA leaked it to Castro and when the going got tough, Kennedy chickened out and called off the air support that may have saved the day but would have blown CIA cover. Corporate America drove that operation just like it drove Vietnam and is now driving Iraq. Eisenhower had it right when he warned us to beware of the military-industrial complex, but his Administration was in charge when the Bay of Pigs fiasco was created. If there is no enemy readily at hand, you must create one!
San Francisco, CA
Feb 21 2008 - 6:47pm