View Poll Results: Should President Kennedy be condemned for the embargos against Cuba

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  • Yes, people should know the Embargos were by Democrat Prez. Kennedy

    8 4.40%
  • No, this could damage Democrat JFK as heroic and perfect

    13 7.14%
  • No, no politician should ever be held to public scrutiny

    9 4.95%
  • No, Tea Party Republicans did it

    152 83.52%
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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    When did it become wrong?
    Not wrong, but pointless.

    I suppose that became the case when the cold war ended with the USSR six feet under.
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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Correct and I knew that. The "CIA" was Truman and it did come from FDR's OSS then CIG then CIA.
    I was born during Truman, too young to have had any personal recollections of him that I would remember. I was 7 when Eisenhower became President. Him I can remember personally. Especially his second term. It was watching the 1956 Democratic and Republican conventions on TV that I first became interested in politics. JFK was trying to be Stevenson's running mate back in 1956.
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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    When did it become wrong?
    Probably when the Iron Curtain fell.


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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    No, at the time it was the right decision but that answer I cannot find in your list of answers.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Not wrong but pointless.

    I suppose that became the case when the cold war ended with the USSR six feet under.
    I think once the USSR broke apart and the Warsaw Pack disbanded, especially after the unification of East and West Germany NATO should have joined the relics of the cold war also.
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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think once the USSR broke apart and the Warsaw Pack disbanded, especially after the unification of East and West Germany NATO should have joined the relics of the cold war also.
    Uh, no.
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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, it did, but not in the 1960's


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    Just let the Republican Congress condemn JFK and see what it gets them.
    I haven't heard any Republican politician make a disparaging remark about Kennedy's policy on Cuba but I did hear one Democrat say it has "failed" to advance our interests.

    In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests
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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Uh, no.
    It served it purpose. It stopped the old USSR and Warsaw Pack from invading Western Europe. Mission Accomplished.
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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I was born during Truman, too young to have had any personal recollections of him that I would remember. I was 7 when Eisenhower became President. Him I can remember personally. Especially his second term. It was watching the 1956 Democratic and Republican conventions on TV that I first became interested in politics. JFK was trying to be Stevenson's running mate back in 1956.
    This is all way before me.

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    Re: Should President John Kennedy be retroactively condemned for the embargo against

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    It served it purpose. It stopped the old USSR and Warsaw Pack from invading Western Europe. Mission Accomplished.
    But there were other reasons. Cuba fueled revolutions with weapons and support. We fought Cubans over an island they took over - no one remembers.

    The Cuban government is a drug cartel. A safe haven for terrorists and murderers to this day.

    As recent as last year they were doing missile deals with N. Korea - a whole ship load. Let's throw a pile of money to finance that some more?

    The Cuban government never became nice nor anything but anti American in pro-active ways.

    Dangers to the USA are obvious. Harms to AMERICANS of Puerto Rico and the USA Virgin Islands obvious. Money laundering via Cuba? A certainty. Easier access to the Cuban drug cartel? Certainly.

    Maybe YOU can name ANY significant benefit for the USA or AMERICANS out of this? We don't owe Cuba or Cubans anything.

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