By Richard Scheck
Many writers have speculated that John Kennedy was assassinated because he resisted the demands of the military-industrial complex during the height of the Cold War.
The President apparently had a change of mind following the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. He began a series of measures designed to pursue a path to peace marked more by cooperation with the Soviets than confrontation in the various global hot spots like Cuba and Viet Nam.
Having rejected the machinations of the hawks who thought up Operation Northwoods and the aggressive interventionist actions of the CIA under Allen Dulles, President Kennedy embarked on a journey that led to his death in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
It’s 50 years later and history seems to be repeating itself to the extent that President Obama’s sudden “change of heart” Saturday night places him in grave jeopardy from those who were hell-bent on ratcheting up the level of violence in the Middle East with the expected attack on Syria.
After days of strong rhetoric from Secretary of State John Kerry and other Administration officials who were gleefully waving the bloody-shirt, Obama stepped up to the microphone in the Rose Garden this afternoon and said he was gonna follow the Constitution (kinda) by going to Congress and asking for their approval prior to any kinetic action.