|QUOTE (sivispacem @ Tuesday, Dec 27 2011, 18:35)|
| Topic split off to here. Grandmaster, I will respond in that thread.|
I'd like to tally my nomination for John F. Kennedy- as so many of his policies, particularly in relation to international relations and security policy, descended into farce. Bay of Pigs- absolute debacle. His handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis- extremely flawed. Early years of the US space race- disastrous. Initial Vietnam war involvement- incredibly poorly planned and conceived. Abdel Karim Kassem's coup in Iraq- funded by the CIA, eventually put everyone's favourite moustachio'd, genocidal Ba'athist, Saddam Hussein, in power. Arming the IRA- incredibly naive decision that still results in deaths today for no gain. Domestically, he may have been a reasonable choice, but as a statesman, he was terrible.
I thought that was common knowledge. I'm yet to see a person who thinks JFK was a good president.