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  •  so we'll just pretend the (3+ / 0-)
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    TheMomCat, DeadHead, Kickemout

    Bay of Pigs never happened. And wouldn't the risk for peace to have simply allowed the missiles to go to Cuba without all the nuclear brinksmanship? And let's remember Viet Nam.

    •  Bay of Pigs was JFK's naivete at work. (1+ / 0-)
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      He was new in office and allowed the military brass and the neocons of his day to play him for a fool.  By the time the Cuban Missile Crisis happened, he had learned his lesson.  Allowing ICBMs into Cuba would have been stupid.  It would have allowed USSR to do whatever they wanted elsewhere in the world via nuclear blackmail.  It might have increased the likelihood of a nuclear war somewhere down the line.  

      Allowing Soviet nukes into Cuba in the name of "peace" is similar to France/UK allowing Hitler to put troops into the Rhineland in the name of peace.  Doing so didn't lead to peace, it (among other things) led to war.

      Yeah, Godwin, blah blah blah.
      I don't believe in the Godwin corollary that states that examples to the Third Reich are verboten.

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