U.S. policy on Cuba makes no sense
• Says Max Kennedy, nephew of the late U.S. president JFK, in an
exclusive interview with Granma International
BY MARELYS VALENCIA (Granma International staff writer)
Max Kennedy, nephew of assassinated U.S. president John F.
Kennedy, told Granma International that U.S. policy on Cuba
should change right now because it makes no sense.
The son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who
died shortly after his brother John, arrived in Havana on October
10th accompanied by other members of the Kennedy family,
including his mother Ethel and cousin Christopher. They were
invited to participate in the international conference on the
"Cuban Missile Crisis: a political vision 40 years on."
Kennedy told GI how much he appreciates the Cuban
government’s efforts in making the conference possible. The
crisis could have been catastrophic for humanity, he added,
and now we have the opportunity to analyze and understand
the events in a more detailed fashion. Knowing the policies of
Fidel Castro and JFK helps us understand better how the
conflict was solved and makes this meeting more interesting,
He also pointed out that people who were on the brink of
killing each other were present at the meeting; the point
being that we are all human.
The late president’s nephew was a child during the most
critical years of the Cold War when the 1962 October Crisis
took place. He does not appear to agree with his father, one
of the key figures of that dramatic episode involving the two
superpowers of the time and a small Caribbean country: Cuba.
However, forty years later Robert Kennedy’s son Max
confesses with absolute conviction that war never makes
sense and we must do everything possible to find a way to
prevent it. He also criticized his government, voicing his
disagreement with many aspects of U.S. policy on Cuba.