Comments on: Acheson fills a Kennedy power vacuum Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on Earth Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:23:24 +0000 hourly 1 By: fred5407 Fri, 20 May 2011 19:02:00 +0000 I don’t know if Kennedy knew much about anything. I do know that I was in Europe during that period and we were ready to take it to the Russians and I know it would have been a bad time for the Rusians had they not backed out of there. He, like Obama could charm snakes, but leading was another thing.