Sunday, August 30, 2009

More on Senator Kennedy's dealings witht the Soviet Union

There is a story in Forbes Magazine about the late Senator Kennedy's dealings, not just with President Gorbachev but also with one of his predecessors, the old chekist, Yury Andropov. It seems that Kennedy sent a message by a trusted and close ally to Andropov, offering him all kinds of possibilities to make the Soviet case forcefully in the USA if the latter would in return support the Democrats against Reagan. Kennedy was hoping that the party would finally overlook his little peccadillo in Chappaquiddick and make him the presidential candidate in 1988.

None of this happened but that does not exonerate the man's behaviour.

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