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JFK Nephew: Fidel Castro ‘an amazing guy’

As they say, the nut does not fall far from the tree...

Via the Huffington Post:

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, JFK's Nephew: Fidel Castro Was 'An Amazing Guy'

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/926266/thumbs/s-CHRISTOPHER-KENNEDY-LAWFORD-FIDEL-CASTRO-large.jpg?6Christopher Kennedy Lawford, the nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy, on Thursday described an encounter he had with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in 2001 as "amazing."

Speaking with HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff, Lawford described the time that year when he sat next to Castro at a screening of the 2000 docudrama "Thirteen Days", which documents the Kennedy administration's handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

In 2005, Lawford told CNN's Larry King that Castro got up at the end of the film and said it was "great," but that it had ignored Cuba's perspective on the situation.

This isn't the first time Lawford has mentioned his feelings about his meeting with Castro. As The New York Times previously noted, Lawford "proudly describes" watching the film with Castro in his memoir "Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption.

Read the rest and see video of Kennedy Lawford's callous and idiotic remarks HERE.

9 comments to JFK Nephew: Fidel Castro ‘an amazing guy’

  • asombra

    The Kennedys stink on ice, but they really think their surname makes them special. Ugh.

  • asombra

    If this asshole had one iota of PUDOR, he'd at least keep his mouth shut.

  • asombra

    The sad thing is this jerk can get mileage out of this. Imagine that.

  • Lynx

    Otro comemierda

  • asombra

    Now I get it: he's angling for Ozzie's old job with the Marlins.

  • asombra

    Why was anybody bothering with this guy in the first place?

  • asombra

    It's really astonishing that any Kennedy would ever say anything that would offend Cuban sensibilities. I believe it's called total lack of class, among other things.

  • FreedomForCuba

    Indeed asombra, I guess is in the Kennedy DNA to betray Cubans...

  • asombra

    What I see in the Kennedy DNA is unbridled ambition, deceitfulness, hypocrisy and hubris. Cuba just happened to get in the way of JFK’s career plans, so it was duly screwed over. That ultimately didn’t do him much good, and may in fact have led to his death, but by then the damage was done and Cuba stayed screwed, as it has remained ever since. I reiterate: it’s astonishing any Kennedy would do anything offensive to Cubans, even if only out of the most elemental tact--but again, that assumes a certain degree of class, which is evidently not in the Kennedy DNA.

    And by the way, this dysfunctional, attention-hungry little nothing, whose chief asset is a family connection, is the son of Peter Lawford and JFK's sister, so his surname is Lawford, or Lawford Kennedy if we go by Spanish custom, yet he's styled as Kennedy Lawford. Kennedy first, front and center. Some commenter at HuffPo claims that Kennedy is his legal middle name, which may be true, but in any case it seems telling--and what it tells is not exactly flattering to anybody.