“Nothing but Cuban-Refugee Rumors”


It was 48 years ago today, Mc George Bundy went on ABC’s Issues & Answers to say:

“Nothing but refugee rumors,” regarding reports from Cuban- exiles about Soviet missiles going up in Cuba. For months, Cuban freedom-fighters (mostly youths and college kids) had been risking death by KGB-tutored torture and firing squads by infiltrating Cuba to obtain these eyewitness reports of missiles and passing them to the CIA and U.S. State Dept.

“Nothing in Cuba presents a threat to the United States,” continued JFK’s National Security Adviser and Ivy League luminary, Bundy– barely masking his scorn for these hot-headed, tacky and deceitful Cubans. “There’s no likelihood that the Soviets or Cubans would try and install an offensive capability in Cuba,” he scoffed.

(AH! The “Cuba-Experts” of the time!)

“There’s fifty-odd-thousand Cuban refugees in this country,” added President Kennedy himself the following day, “all living for the day when we go to war with Cuba. They’re the ones putting out this kind of stuff!”

Entire revisionist intransigence here from our friends at Townhall.