“It wasn’t until January, 1992, in a meeting chaired by Castro in Havana, Cuba, that I learned 162 nuclear warheads, including 90 tactical warheads, were on the island at the time of this critical moment of the crisis. … -Robert McNamara, The Fog of War.
I’ve read, and re-read, and re-read this passage to make sure I’m not hallucinating. Why did it take the U.S. Sec. Of Defense 30 ‘freakin years to learn something known to half of Miami in Oct. of 1962?–something young Cuban heroes, risking their lives on infiltration missions, had been shouting into the U.S. State Dept. and CIA’s ears since Sept. 8 1962!!!!??? (when the first missiles arrived) and for month’s earlier (when the SAM sites started being set up.)
Hah, there’s no arguing with a Hahhh-vad man. And Hahh-vad men infested Washington at the crucial time for Cuba’s liberation…..how sad.
I repeat, above I quote a former U.S. Sec. of Defense
If Pearl Harbor is considered “an intelligence failure” (which of course, it wasn’t) what the hell do you call THIS!