This week in history: Adlai Stevenson and the Cuban Missile Crisis

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    Adlai Stevenson's quality was he would have been a good President as he had those types of charactaristics. President Eisenhower was just a better person at the time for our nation but Adlai Steven had integrity and honor as he was decisive in his nature. He didn't fear at what should be done. He inspired President Kennedy to stand tall against the tyrants that wanted to thwart the Monroe type of doctrine in the Americas. The Russians didn't win in that case and gained the knowledge that we were not going to back down when it came to principles.

    It is hard to be a leader and make those types of tough decisions. We need that type of character in office today that is not going to give in and give the appearance, whether real or not, that we are weak or at least weakening in a world that has become more oppressive against freedom and the rights of freedom.

    In the military, I flew with men that were involved flying missions day in and day out showing force to protect our country. What a blessing to show force without having to use force to send messages.