Corruption nothing new

Published: 1/21/2020 9:34:33 AM

In the article about JFK memorabilia (Jan. 14), an auctioneer suggests that “This collection as a whole tells his life story.” Many Americans regard John F. Kennedy as a great and highly principled politician, almost a saint. Another side of the man is revealed in Seymour Hersh’s “The Dark Side of Camelot.”

JFK was a rich, reckless and ruthless politician who committed many of the same ethical lapses and crimes as we see being committed today by President Trump. He stole the 1960 election, in cahoots with the Mafia. He initiated an invasion of Cuba, and multiple assassination attempts on Fidel Castro, provoking Russia into the Cuban missile crisis, which was resolved through a secret back channel deal with Russia’s President. Kennedy initiated the unjust war in Vietnam, and facilitated the assassination of President Diem of South Vietnam. He lied about and covered up a previous marriage, and multiple affairs, paying women for their silence. JFK’s powerful friends in the media protected him and covered up his ethical lapses.

Trump’s corruption is not new, but it is as disgusting as Kennedy’s. The Senate must allow witnesses to testify about the ongoing corruption of Trump and vote for impeachment before more damage is done.

Robert Catlin


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