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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Do we remember JFK's disastrous summit with Nikita Khrushchev?

TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING UNLIKELY TO GO AS BADLY AS JOHN F. KENNEDY AND KHRUSHCHEV'S FIRST SUMMIT
History.com
Where were all the howls of 'treason!' when Kennedy met Khrushchev? "The media and Democrats are acting as if President Trump were the first president ever to meet with a tyrant and try to get along better.  They are truly disgusting, because they show how ignorant they are of history.
"How can they possibly forget that President Obama dealt with Russia, Iran, and Cuba?  There are so many such examples in the U.S. past.
But the press ran headlines such as "Shameful,' 'treasonous,' 'disgraceful': Trump slammed from all sides for news conference with Putin."
"Where have they been all these years?
"Lying to get a handshake deal with Iran that still pledges death to America was an especially dangerous bid to work with tyrants, and Obama did that.  That's quite a bit worse than President Trump trying to deal with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.  But the media and Democrats supported that Iran deal, and Obama got their applause.
"The following are some other examples of previous other meetings the howlers should have been howling about." . . .

Did President Trump bow before Putin?
The worst day of JFK’s life  . . . "Because of the Bay of Pigs, Kennedy said, Khrushchev “thought that anyone who was so young and inexperienced as to get into that mess could be taken. And anyone who got into it and didn’t see it through had no guts. So he just beat the hell out of me…I’ve got a real problem.”
"Reston rightly concluded in his New York Times report, which carefully protected his source, that Kennedy “was astonished by the rigidity and the toughness of the Soviet leader.” He said Kennedy “definitely got the impression that the German question was going to be a very near thing.' ”

Kennedy Talked, Khrushchev Triumphed . . . "Although Kennedy was keenly aware of some of the risks of such meetings — his Harvard thesis was titled “Appeasement at Munich” — he embarked on a summit meeting with Khrushchev in Vienna in June 1961, a move that would be recorded as one of the more self-destructive American actions of the cold war, and one that contributed to the most dangerous crisis of the nuclear age." . . .

"This man is very inexperienced, even immature,” Khrushchev told his interpreter. “Compared to him, Eisenhower is a man of intelligence and vision.” 
 . . . "Khrushchev “thought that anyone who was so young and inexperienced as to get into that mess [i.e., the Bay of Pigs] could be taken,” the president said. “And anyone who got into it and didn’t see it through had no guts. So he just beat the hell out of me.” (Reston used Kennedy as an anonymous source in his article; he recorded these quotes in his notes.)" . . .

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