Liberals’ favorite Conservative (Beltway-boy George Will) parrots the Camelot version of The Bay of Pigs
True to form, Beltway insider George Will parrots the "expert" opposition to the Cuba "Embargo."
"Today, U.S. policy of isolating Cuba by means of economic embargoes and travel restrictions serves two Castro goals: It provides an alibi for Cuba's social conditions and it insulates Cuba from some of the political and cultural forces that brought down communism in Eastern Europe." (George Will September 20, 2010)
Unsurprisingly, Beltway-Boy George Will also parrots the apologia for Kennedy during The Bay Bay of Pigs carefully concocted by Camelot's court scribes:
"Unfortunately, the CIA, which you might think had made every mistake possible regarding the invasion, is now making another. It is resisting attempts to force the release of the fifth and final volume of its official history of it.
This autumn, a federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments about disclosing the document written in 1981 by CIA historian Jack Pfeiffer, who retired in 1984 and died in 1997. The National Security Archive, a private research institution and library, is arguing that no important government interest is served by the continuing suppression of a 32-year-old report about a 52-year-old event."
As well known hereabouts, most of the mistakes weren't the CIA's--they were committed by the Knights of Camelot. In fact, let's hope Pfeiffer's document is disclosed. Lyman Kirkpatrick's (earlier) CIA "investigation" was a craven whitewash--and on Camelot's orders. At the time, Kirkpatrick was bucking for Allen Dulles job and seriously sucking-up to Kennedy's wishes--he essentially whitewashed Kennedy's bungling and threw the blame on his own colleagues in the CIA.
Heaven knows the CIA has plenty to answer for in bringing Castro to power. But by the time of the BOP, the lower echelons--those tight with Cuban exiles--were all up-to-snuff on Castroism and were giving their all to see him ousted.