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Was John F. Kennedy the flat-out absolute worst U.S. president of the 20th century?

July 15, 2011

Was John F. Kennedy the flat-out absolute worst U.S. president of the 20th century? – By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense.

Pretty interesting piece here.  I don’t have much to say about it, but here is the lede and you guys can read the rest:

As I studied the Vietnam war over the last 14 months, I began to think that John F. Kennedy probably was the worst American president of the previous century.

In retrospect, he spent his 35 months in the White House stumbling from crisis to fiasco. He came into office and okayed the Bay of Pigs invasion. Then he went to a Vienna summit conference and got his clock cleaned by Khrushchev. That led to, among other things, the Cuban missile crisis and a whiff of nuclear apocalypse.

Make sure to check out the comments, some very informative posts made by readers of that blog.

Check out the rest here.

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  1. July 21, 2011 1:04 am

    Hardly. He stood up to the Russians, his plan to cut taxes passed after his assassination which caused the economy to boom, and he ushered in the modern space program.

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