Nicholas Burns on the Cuban Missile Crisis and 2012 presidential election

Cuban Missile Crisis Holds Lessons for Presidential Race
By Nicholas Burns
The Boston Globe

“As we look to Nov. 6, we should measure the presidential candidates not just by their ubiquitous campaign commercials but by the qualities they possess that might make the difference between success or failure, war or peace, life or death in a future crisis. Kennedy demonstrated the value of restraint, good judgment, and courage in avoiding war in 1962. Of the two candidates this year, does Obama or Romney have the better command of history, coolness under pressure, and good sense to make the right choice for all of us when the next crisis occurs?”

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