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.

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