Yesterday, Bit wrote :
[Mike] Goldfarb can be quite acerbic when he wants to be, can’t he?
Education courtesy of a history teacher, Betsy Newmark, Betsy’s Page :
Obama has been citing Kennedy’s meeting with Khrushchev as an argument why he believes that his proposal to meet without preconditions, but with preparation, with the leaders of Iran is the right policy. Yes, Kennedy did meet with Khrushchev, but not quite as Obama described it. Obama seemed to be placing the meeting of the two leaders during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
When Kennedy met with Khrushchev, we were on the brink of nuclear war.”
The Cuban Missile Crisis took place in October of 1962. The two leaders did not meet during that crisis. But they had met over a year earlier, in the Spring of Kennedy’s first year in office in June, 1961 in Vienna. And the results were not pretty as Nathan Thrall and Jesse James Wilkins write today in the The New York Times.
At the rate BO is going he going to be lauding the Gipper’s Iran-Contra negotiations.