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  •  Both He and Kruschev Stood Down Their Respective (1+ / 0-)
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    militaries; it looks increasingly likely that they avoided a nuclear war in doing so.

    It's my opinion that between Ike's backing off Korea, JFK's confronting the military over Cuba plus the Bay of Pigs debacle, we may come to see that the military complex vowed "never again" and starting with LBJ that it became fairly ungovernable. The lately released WH tapes of LBJ despairing over both the merits and the prospects of his own war are pretty depressing.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue May 29, 2012 at 06:48:38 AM PDT

    •  It is odd how militaries often seem (0+ / 0-)

      to be on the side of nuclear war. As if they are going to then receive another ribbon for having fought in a nuclear war.  After hearing Johnson's support for bombing Cuba, Kennedy was frightened at the prospect of LBJ ever becoming president (according to Robert Caro).

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