George Will / Let's remember the Bay of Pigs fiasco - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

George Will / Let's remember the Bay of Pigs fiasco

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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 12:01 am

At 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1959, an hour when there never were commercial flights from Havana, David Atlee Phillips was lounging in a lawn chair there, sipping champagne after a New Year's Eve party, when a commercial aircraft flew low over his house. He surmised that dictator Fulgencio Batista was fleeing because Fidel Castro was arriving. He was right. Soon he, and many others, would be spectacularly wrong about Cuba.

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