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WHITE HOUSE Press Secretary Dana Perino Had NO Idea What the CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS IS/WAS. FUCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!

 
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WHITE HOUSE Press Secretary Dana Perino Had NO Idea What the CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS IS/WAS. FUCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!
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THE STUPIDITY JUST PILES HIGHER AND HIGHER.

At a White House press briefing on Oct. 26, a reporter asked Dana Perino about Vladimir Putin's suggestion that a U.S. plan to base parts of a missile shield in Europe was similar to the events that led to the Cuban missile crisis.
Perino's response:

Well, I think that the historical comparison is not -- does not exactly work. What I can say is what President Putin went on to say, which is that the president and President Putin have said that we can work together on this.
When a second reporter asked whether Putin's comparison to the Cuban missile crisis had been "helpful," Perino said:
I think that -- look, the president has said that we have a good but complicated and complex relationship with Russia. And the president has a relationship with President Putin, one, that he treats him with a lot of respect, and because of that, he's able to have very frank and honest discussions with him. And I think the relationship -- in a variety of ways, we work well together on many different issues.
If that sounds like Perino was buying time or filibustering or otherwise talking around the question, well, that's because she was.
Appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me" over this past weekend, Perino said she "panicked" when she got the Cuban missile crisis question because she wasn't exactly sure what the Cuban missile crisis was. "I really know nothing about the Cuban missile crisis," Perino said. "It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I'm pretty sure."

Perino said she went home that night and asked her husband, "'Wasn't that, like, the Bay of Pigs thing?' And he said, 'Oh, Dana.'" Of course, Dana was born in 1972, 10 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis. And her husband, who is 18 years older than she is, was at least alive at the time. But you would think that someone who gets to be White House Press Secretary would have some knowledge of the recent history of Presidents and crises.

What did they teach her at the University of Southern Colorado (double major in political science and Spanish)?
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I would think a political science major and someone who works at that high level of government should have a basic understanding of recent US history. Dear god.
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bump to raise awareness of the blatant stupidity of the person that represents the President of the United States.

Wait...I guess it's representative...
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It doesn't surprise me - she is surely not 'in-the-loop' and Americans in general are getting dumber (by design)and by the year...

She was born in 1972. It's going to get much worse. You should be around some children born in 1992.
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Thats like the man Chris Matthews interviewed lastnite or nite before who didnt know WHAT it was precisely that Neville Chamberlain actually did...he made a fool of himself blathering on and on in politico-speak and finally said, I dont know.
Matthew and I went to Catholic school. So did all my kids and half my grandkids. I remember in 1970 a sign saying "we save you 150k in taxes" outside the school. The public school needed 2500 a year to teach EACH child. The private schools needed 970!!! Yet my oldest girl was reading at 11th grade levels in the 3rd grade, and reading the newpaper when her dad was through.Her class at that time had 42 kids in it!! And I worked full time so I wasnt as involved as I should have been so that isnt it. It was the discipline and respect.
Now in this age of computers, the kids in private schools still have to memorize historical dates and still have overlap curicula: if they are studying middle ages, the literature for englis will be from then, the art class will feature that era etc.
In the inner cities even, a really high percent go on to college.
Our liberal "schools" are run by the students and the aclu, they have no discipline, no respect, no rules and all they seem to learn is sex education and alternate sexual life styles. They can sit plugged into electronics till all the thinking takes place outside of their brains.
wake up america, you are losing your children.
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Our education system is top notch.

Now stop reading history and go watch American Idol!!

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Our education system is top notch.

Now stop reading history and go watch American Idol!!

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It's not the education system, people just don't care to learn, so long as they make that grade.
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Maybe Putin is right considering new evidence coming out that involves the Cold War. I think he's right concerning American Propaganda and Paranoia.

For Third World specialists, new documents on Cuba's support for revolutionary forces in Africa similarly demonstrate the need to reconsider prior orthodox suppositions. Given the previous near total lack of documentation, it had been reasonable enough to assume that the reason the Cubans sent 300,000 troops to Africa from the 1960s to the 1980s was that their Soviet benefactors instructed them to do so. The new documents, especially those from Cuban archives, show that it was just the reverse. (See, Gleijeses, "Cuba's First Venture in Africa"; Gleijeses, "Flee! The White Giants are Coming!") Fidel Castro sent Cuban troops because he wanted to support fellow revolutionaries. When the Soviet leadership found out what Castro was doing they tried to stop him. Typically the Soviets would only send in their own troops after the Cubans had shamed them into it. 11
Prior interpretations of the Cuban missile crisis also got key aspects of the story wrong. Conventional United States accounts of the showdown have emphasized how President John Kennedy exercised cool crisis management, went "eye ball to eye ball" until the other guy blinked, and in facing down Soviet aggression saved the world from a nuclear inferno. However, one of the things that we can see now is that in the early 1960s the Soviet nuclear arsenal was actually very weak compared to that of the United States. In fact, it was so weak that some American strategists concluded that the Soviet Union was actually vulnerable to a first strike. American intelligence predicted that if the United States launched a first strike against the Soviet Union, the United States could be ninety percent certain to take out one hundred percent of Soviet nuclear weapons, and one hundred percent certain to take out at least ninety percent of Soviet nuclear weapons. Given this, some in the Pentagon, most famously General Curtis E. LeMay, seemed at points to be advocating a first strike, at least under certain conditions. It is therefore posible to argue, ironically, that had it not been for Kennedy's reaction, Khrushchev's placement of nuclear weapons in Cuba could actually have brought greater nuclear stability, for the weapons there would have removed any further temptation among some in the Pentagon to push for a United States nuclear first strike. 12
What the new documents show is that Khrushchev decided to place nuclear weapons in Cuba in order to dissuade the United States from directing another invasion against the island, as it had attempted at the Bay of Pigs in 1961. In the end, Khrushchev removed the missiles only after Kennedy agreed to a deal. Kennedy promised not to invade Cuba and to withdraw American nuclear missiles from Turkey. In return Khrushchev took the nuclear weapons, including, we now know, about one hundred tactical nuclear weapons, out of Cuba. (See, Fursenko and Naftali, "One Hell of a Gamble.") 13
Throughout the Cold War the Soviet Union repeatedly took unilateral steps to attempt to bring about an end to the Cold War, as for example when Khrushchev dramatically cut Soviet troop levels in the late 1950s. (See Evangelista, "Why Keep Such an Army?") As the Cold War came to an end in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was the unilateral steps that Mikhail Gorbachev took that proved decisive. He radically reduced Soviet nuclear and conventional arms and withdrew Soviet troops from Eastern Europe. (See, Garthoff, The Great Transition.) Gorbachev and the top Soviet officials that supported his leadership recognized what should have been obvious to all long before: the arms race was both ruinously expensive and held the world in nuclear terror; continuing it was madness. The Soviet Union produced a generation of leaders surrounding Gorbachev who had the wisdom, vision, and courage to support a series of unilateral Soviet steps that brought about the end of the Cold War. The United States failed to produce such leadership. For Cold War studies, this may be the most provocative conclusion of all.
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This reminds me of the David Adair"rocket boy" thread and General LeMay concerning a "First strike."
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You didn't know this?

This is exactly the type of spokesperson that this administration wants.

The less she knows the better!
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Kennedy didn't know what was going on
either.
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They are so wrapped up in 'catapulting the propaganda' that is made up of such obvious lies that they are no longer in touch with reality. Indeed their lies are changing so often that only the most brain dead believe anything they actually accuse others of doing. If you cannot understand and see that the inmates are running the asylum that is the USA then democracy is dead as you have become a passive conspirator in its demise. And when learning, studying and demanding our constitutional rights becomes a terrorist act in the face of the 'electeds' own sworn oaths of office to protect and defend the constitution then my friends the government is NO LONGER-we have become a defacto dictatorship where disagreement with the 'administration' can lead to prison/torture for wanting to uphold the constitution!
The dickhead in the whitehouse has virtually NO CLUE whatsoever as to what he is doing. Asking the Saudis to increase output is NOT going to strengthen the declining dollar which is DIRECTLY responsible along with 'speculation'(read market manipulation) for the increased oil prices. It would only further line the pockets of Big Oil. His popularity and ratings are so dismal at home he has to go to Israel for not only his ego but his marching orders.
You are NOT allowed to lie to police, the 'gubmint' or the courts yet they ALL LIE to you on a daily basis. The FED and IRS can track every penny you make but you cannot get a verifiable electronic vote count NOR can you get anything even close to accurate accounting within the gubmint. The pentagram STILL cannot balance its books seven years after admitting they lost 2.7 TRILLION and have had a totally unrestricted cashflow thanks to the faked 'terror wars' of the CIA/MOSSAD/MI6.
Are there any true patriots in the military or are they all criminal coconspirators? OBama is right about the need for change in DC but simply replacing the figureheads will lead nowhere as it has done in the past. It is about 30 years late for an entire cleansing of the criminal cabal that runs this country. Most likely we will have to wait for a worldwide embargo on the US to achieve ANY semblence of 'change'.
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YIKES!!!! bump YIKES!!!!!
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Perino is a dumbass. She got where she is as a result of good blow jobs and NEOCON whoring.
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I would think a political science major and someone who works at that high level of government should have a basic understanding of recent US history. Dear god.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 284104


And exactly what college teaches the evils of communism anymore?





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