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    Kennedy was not cowed by the Generals. In fact he thought a lot of them were too gung-ho for nuclear war & he stood up to them. They didn't like it but he knew what they were capable of from being an officer in the Navy in WWII. Kennedy heeded Ike's warnings about the military-industrial complex. That's the whole reason he used diplomatic back channels to Kruschev in The Missile Crisis. They never forgave him for it either.

    I do happen to think you're right about Johnson & Clinton. It's just on the record now that a lot of the Cuban Missile papers have been declassified.

    Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought- John F. Kennedy

    by vcmvo2 on Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 06:41:12 PM PST

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