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View Diary: On the anniversary of JFK's assassination, a boatload of speculative what-ifs are still unresolved (144 comments)

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  •  I think you should be ashamed of this slander. JFK (0+ / 0-)

    was a 'warmonger'??? Now I've heard it all and to think it's on DKos of all places.

    •  You need to get out more often. Have you (0+ / 0-)

      heard of the imaginary "missile gap" that Kennedy used against Nixon? He argued that the Republicans were endangering the country through insufficient defense spending. It was Eisenhower who warned about the "military-industrial" complex. JFK never met a weapons system he didn't like.

      •  JFK ran on a putative 'missile gap' in 1960. Once (0+ / 0-)

        in office, he did almost nothing to justify the label of warmonger. Indeed, when presented with several opportunities to earn the label you so eagerly bestow, JFK demurred (Laos 1961, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis).

        If you want to call JFK a 'warmonger,' are you going to go all in and call FDR a 'warmonger'?

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