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  •  JFK, whose FBI under J. Edgar Hoover... (8+ / 0-)

    ...engaged in some pretty massive operations to spy on and discredit the leaders of leftist movements in the US?

    JFK, the very epitome of the Cold Warrior, who ramped up tensions with the Soviets, built up the military-industrial complex, and under whom the CIA and military involved the US in multiple secret conflicts and several open ones?

    Let's take off our nostalgia glasses for a second here and stop pretending that if JFK were sitting in the Senate chamber last week, he wouldn't have cast a "yea" vote as well.

    I'm not saying whether that's right or wrong, but I am saying that if you're going to hold up someone as a shining example of your perfect progressive Democrat on defense, intelligence, and human rights issues, Kennedy's probably not your guy.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 03:24:46 PM PST

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