JFK looks like a hero? Why? The whole purpose of shipping nukes to Cuba in the first place was to keep nukes out of Turkey. A move on the chessboard. Khrushchev got everything he wanted out of the Cuba Missile Crisis.<quoted text>
... Use Cuba's pretance as a fellow communist nation to deploy nukes countering the US placement of nukes in Turkey and abroad. Remember the other 100 battlefield nukes that even the ruskies realized after the fact they screwed up and needed to get them out because Fidel was clinically suicidal. Mutual Global destruction for one mans communist version of freedom. American bravery or guts can't be truly measured by current media or history books that leave out facts most being highly restricted intelligence knowledge that the world will never know. JFK looks like a national hero for being rational at the cost of stripping the CIA of its recklessness and ability to act on its own, recall he transferred lots of their duties to the defense establishment at which the prez is commander in chief thus respected regimentaly with out question. Judge the actions of the troops while serving abroad compare Russians to Americans and its a night and day contrast by acts of American kindness. Russians have no mercy on live stalk or non combatants. Even the Russian Afghan war they cyanided water supplies quite the contrast to the American hearts and minds campaign. When Russia invaded Georgia what was with their blue helmets? Pretending to be authorized by the United Nations as peacekeepers! What a media BS frenzy. They should have shown the Georgians defending their soveurnty by destroying the first wave of fighter bombers and a complete Russian tank column that was beginning to stage an offense. Ironic how the Russians stood down to the US Mediterranean fleet. Scared of getting embarrassing loses on global tv. The land the Russians took on the Black Sea has constructed new resorts all that drama for a vacation spot and South Ossetia's clear Russian corruption..........
Like with the Bay of Pigs... Kennedy was totally outclassed.