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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:27 PM

19. True - but try telling THEM that.

For many years, Kennedy was a dirty word among Miami Cubans - and still is among many in the 70+ crowd.

The age group "where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day," as Steely Dan so memorably put it.

And you're right about Ike: turning against Castro (after Ike had voiced support for the revolution - on account of the fact that he deposed the Batista regime), only forced Castro to run into the Soviets' waiting arms.

A major and unnecessary blunder.

But whatever can be said for or against Castro-era Cuba, the big winner was - ironically - the U.S. itself, as otherwise Cuba would have surely turned into a Honduras-style narco-state.

And just 90 miles from our shores.

Having a President Tony Montana that close to Miami, would have only meant trouble.

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