that's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Education President" from yesterday, the sunday comic.
hips don't lie is sitting on a white house education panel?
the columbia native?
now please check out wsws' 'this week in history' - this is from it and from 50 years ago:
On October 15, 1961, US President John F. Kennedy dispatched Gen. Maxwell Taylor and an 11-member team to South Vietnam. The team was commissioned to make “an educated military guess” about whether or not the US needed to commit large-scale combat forces to prop up that country’s pro-Western dictatorship, then facing a popular insurgency that sought to unite southern Vietnam with North Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh.
Media claims that Kennedy was “reluctant” to commit to war in the former French colony were belied by the Taylor mission, which included key Kennedy confidant Walt Rostow, and by the fact that, unbeknownst to the American public, Kennedy on October 11 ordered the deployment of US air force units to carry out combat flight from Bien Hoa Air Base in South Vietnam.
The criminality and incompetence of the US-puppet South Vietnam regime was highlighted by its response to a massive flood the same week, in which an inland area was made a “2,500-square-mile-sea,” according to one media account. While the Kennedy administration was preparing the air force for bombing raids, there was no support forthcoming for the estimated 1.5 million Vietnamese made homeless or hungry by the disaster.
yep. that's who started it. i'm still amazed by how many people are aglow over that womanizer and bad politician.
but some people need movie stars, as opposed to leaders, i guess.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'