Wednesday 18 October 2017

Report on JFK got it wrong

The reports of the address of JFK in the Dail (Irish Independent, October 27 and 28) missed the most important point.

He said: "Do not prolong the conflict between the past and the present in case you jeopardise the future."

What he meant was, we are all victims of history, but not prisoners of history. JFK was living proof. Germany and Japan were now firm allies and even JFK could say " I am a Berliner" just two decades after a war that injured or killed millions of Americans.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie


Don't Miss