Comments about ‘Cuban missile crisis beliefs endure after 50 years’

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Published: Saturday, Oct. 13 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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William Gronberg
Payson, UT

The public has little idea of what goes on behind the scenes. I have an acquaintance who was in Special Operations during the Bill Clinton years. Yes, the Bill Clinton presidency years.

He says he has been to Cuba and does not mean the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

He also was on operations in Latin America, the former Yugoslavia, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, and other places.

Mr. Obama could tell many stories, but he cannot now. Perhaps 50 years from now?

Kaysville, UT

Mr. Clinton at least got along with the military even though it was not in his real blood. I don't believe he despised the military.

I am not sure about the current President. He may be able to tell stories in 50 years but they may not be the real history or facts of what happened today.

If you can't trust the man at the top, who can you trust? Can you trust the guy in the foxhole with you? People intimate in this year of political campaigning that politicians have the authority as politicians to lie, just a little. That is not what politics is. It may be that way in movies to sell tickets but if politicians tell lies, they get found out. Then it becomes their task to say it really wasn't a lie and that no one really got hurt by what they said.

I am amazed that people today in so many settings don't know current events. That is because so many of the current events are just "political" and people can't trust or believe what is being said so they just turn off that portion in their brain.

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