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World Peace President

http://www.wortfm.org/thursday-october-3-2013/  for actual audio

The World Peace President

Historians like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Allen Ruff have long maintained that we would have had the Vietnam War anyway if Kennedy had lived.  Recent books show just the opposite.  In the new book “Last Hundred Days” the author shows that Kennedy was planning to pull out of Vietnam by  1965, beginning with 1000 advisors in December 1963.  His Peace Corps and nuclear test ban treaty were just the beginning of his peace offensive.  He had continued the McCloy Zorin mutual disarmament talks with Khrushchev in between crises.  After the 1961 Bay of Pigs disaster he was determined to end CIA covert operations.  He stood tall in the Berlin Wall crisis and later in the Cuban missile crisis he prevented nuclear war.

When he died Khrushchev cried, and Mrs. Kennedy told Khrushchev that he would have to pursue world peace alone with Kennedy gone.  Contrary to many historical accounts (historians are terrible with numbers) Kennedy kept lowering the percent of GNP to the military year after year and Johnson continued that trend for the last of Kennedy’s four years.  Those military cuts and to a lesser extent the Kennedy tax cut were responsible for the doubled economic growth rate of the sixties over the Eisenhower years.  So the Johnson Hoover CIA coup d’etat prevented the end of the Cold War in the sixties and the Soviet military dumped Khrushchev the next year.  Today average jobs would earn $200,000 per year in America if Kennedy had lived long enough to restore the American dream.

Dr. Peace, Dr. Bob Reuschlein, realeconomy.com

 

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