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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Haldeman writes:
    “In fact, I was puzzled when he [Nixon] told me, ‘Tell Ehrlichman this whole group of Cubans [Watergate burglars] is tied to the Bay of Pigs.’ After a pause I said, ‘The Bay of Pigs? What does that have to do with this [the Watergate burglary]?’ But Nixon merely said, ‘Ehrlichman will know what I mean,’ and dropped the subject.”
    Later in his book, Haldeman appears to answer his own question when he says, “It seems that in all of those Nixon references to the Bay of Pigs, he was actually referring to the Kennedy assassination.”
    If Haldeman’s interpretation is correct, then Nixon’s instructions for him to, “Tell Ehrlichman this whole group of [anti-Castro] Cubans is tied to the Bay of Pigs,” was Nixon’s way of telling him to inform Ehrlichman that the Watergate burglars were tied to Kennedy’s murder. (It should be noted that many Cuban exiles blamed Kennedy for the failure to overthrow Castro at the Bay of Pigs, pointing to Kennedy’s refusal to allow the U.S. military to launch a full-scale invasion of the island.)
    Haldeman also links the Central Intelligence Agency to the Watergate burglars and, by implication, to the Kennedy assassination. Haldeman writes, “…at least one of the burglars, [Eugenio] Martinez, was still on the CIA payroll on June 17, 1972 — and almost certainly was reporting to his CIA case officer about the proposed break-in even before it happened [his italics].”
    The other Watergate conspirators included ex-FBI agent G. Gordon Liddy, ex-CIA agents James McCord and E. Howard Hunt, and Bay of Pigs veterans Bernard Barker, Frank Sturgis and Virgilio Gonzales. E. Howard Hunt’s relationship with the anti-Castro Cubans traces back to the early 1960s, to his days with the Central Intelligence Agency.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Any cartoon that touches off paranoid conspiracy theories should be reconsidered.

    Especially when it’s based on a confrontation that, as it turns out, never happened.

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    Who knew Woodward was such a wuss!

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    Except he didn’t expose any truth. He over reacted to a frank discussion and then he sought to stretch the facts a tad to gain attention and sell more copies of his latest book.

  5. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Speaking of media-invented crises …

  6. Kip Peticolas

    Kip Peticolas said, over 3 years ago

    Woodward was an opportunist in the first place and now that he is a senior citizen and probably on a medicare that he will always use (best insurance policy in the country) but never support, he thinks he can make a new name for himself. Unfortunately he lost all the deep throats to Anonymous and Wikileaks so he really is out of the loop and left whining like a spoiled old puppydog.

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