Monday, April 14, 2008

Bay of Pigs comparison

Don Bohning, the Miami Herald’s venerable former Latin America editor and author of The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations Against Cuba 1959-1965, asked one of his sources to compare the current war in Iraq with the Bay of Pigs debacle. The source, Jack Hawkins, 91, was a military advisor assigned to the CIA during planning of the Bay of Pigs operation. The result was an article in yesterday’s Herald, a very interesting read.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading it although - how on Earth can one compare the war in Iraq with the Bay of Pigs?

Iraq was an invasion (in my opinion) based on lies and exercised using U.S. troops. The Bay of Pigs was a Cuban operation conducted with U.S. advisors and pilots - I stress "Cuban operation." I didn't see any Iraqi exiles taking part in the invasion of 2003. Seems like a rather silly topic to me.