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Posted by MinM in Editorials & Other Articles
Mon Jul 07th 2008, 03:19 PM
That was another example of the CIA subverting JFK's policy -- not supporting it as Weiner claims:

Henry Cabot Lodge and Lucien Conein subverted JFK's vision for Saigon

Ngo Dinh Diem and Ambassador to Saigon Henry Cabot Lodge (October 1963)
Kennedy was so distraught by this outcome he decided to recall Lodge and fire him. He had arranged to do this on November 24th. Instead, President Johnson called the ambassador back with a different message: the US must not lose in Vietnam. (p. 375)...

Of course that was far from the first run-in Kennedy had with them (unfortunately it proved to be one of the last). The CIA proved to be a constant source of frustration for the Kennedy Administration. As the following video demonstrates:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discu...
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