JFK wasn't a great president

December 3, 2013 

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw JFK on the cover of the BND with the headline, "He was a great president." Those of us who remember reality and are not swayed by the fairy tales know better.

One example is the space program that Kennedy gets the credit for. The U.S. space program was started under President Eisenhower and man landing on the moon was under President Nixon. Kennedy did little more than talk about it.

Certain Democrats like to say to Republicans, "You're no Jack Kennedy." I guess they're too stupid to know that being "no Jack Kennedy" is a good thing.

If corruption, incompetence and evil are the new great, then absolutely Kennedy was a great president. The Kennedy assassination was a case of reaping what you sow.

Larry Phillips

East St. Louis

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