ON THIS DAY: KENNEDY ORDERS BLOCKADE OF CUBA

“Well I’ll be damned; those foreign nationals aren’t listening to my country’s rules. Better blockade the shit out of them.”

On the 22nd October 1962, after being informed that Bono and the rest of U2 had spotted soviet missiles in Cuba, Kennedy convenes a meeting of ExCon (ex-convicts) to decide what to do about the situation before it becomes a matter of grave international security. 

Having taken a break from the meeting to seduce a couple hundred women or so, Kennedy was hit by the idea when a road-block halted him on his way back to the office – why not just blockade the sea? His initial idea of building a wall across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans was quietly vetoed by his brother Robert Kennedy, but the more sane theory of a naval blockade was put into practice.

Khrushchev, then-leader of the USSR, reportedly leaned back in his chair, stroking a white cat, and whispered “excellent” before the scene faded to black.

The plight of Kennedy has been showcased in several award-winning films in the intervening years, most notably the 2004 hit film “I Screwed the President (But I Did Not Screw his Deputy)”

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  1. Pingback: October Mayhem - October 22, 1962 | Past Daily

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