Comments on: What the Cuban missile crisis teaches us about Iran http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/10/26/what-the-cuban-missile-crisis-teaches-us-about-iran/ Mon, 20 May 2013 19:02:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Gordon2352 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/10/26/what-the-cuban-missile-crisis-teaches-us-about-iran/#comment-174 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:18:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=150#comment-174 As far as Mr. Sestanovich’s comments in supposed rebuttal to the truth of what happened, I would remind him that hindsight has perfect 20-20 vision.

I should also state that Mr. Sestanovich is a confirmed hawk, whose opinion is thus compromised.

I was there when it happened — in the military — were you?

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By: Gordon2352 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/10/26/what-the-cuban-missile-crisis-teaches-us-about-iran/#comment-173 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:10:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=150#comment-173 Great article!

I read the Foreign Policy article, and the author is correct that deliberate government spin has succeeded in skewing US foreign policy into some sort of “testosterone test” against Kennedy’s supposed spectacular performance in both keeping the US out of war and humiliating the USSR.

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By: WJL http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/10/26/what-the-cuban-missile-crisis-teaches-us-about-iran/#comment-172 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:27:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=150#comment-172 If a few missiles in Cuba is a good lesson, what about trying to install missiles around Russia and China in the so called missile shield?

This scheme upsets the ICBM deterrent balance and increases the risk of nuclear war.

Always look at both sides of the picture before proceeding on a course of action. The current schemes are foolish.

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