Please respond to the following with 200 words blake :
Professor Thomas G. Paterson thought that President Kennedy helped precipitate the Cuban missile crisis with his support for the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961 and the continued attempts by the CIA to kill Fidel Castro. On the other end of the spectrum we have historian Robert Weisbrot who argues that President Kennedy acted as a rational thinker and leader who was conciliatory towards the Soviet Union in resolving the Cuban missile crisis. During this time period there was already intense tension between the Russian and American people. It was the era of the Cold War so everyone was being politically careful as to avoid nuclear disaster. In my personal opinion I think J.F.K did a fine job at avoiding the worst possible situation which was nuclear war. He was able to inform the American people of what was going on all while conducting negotiation with the Soviet Union who was not our best friend during this time period. The way he handled the situation was superb, no war was ever declared and no bombs were ever dropped. He was able to avoid the disaster through his use of words. I think more people should study this topic and become aware that nuclear was has been avoided with the use of words.