Ted Sorensen was special counsel and a good friend to our 35th president, John F. Kennedy. On May 28th, he wrote an op-ed piece in the Boston Globe on what would have been JFK’s 88th birthday. Mr. Sorensen’s opinion speculates on what JFK might say to our leaders of today. I hope they read it. An excerpt:
To Vice President Dick Cheney on international organizations, alliances, and consultations: ”The United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient. We are only 6 percent of the world’s population . . . we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind.” (University of Washington, 1961)
It turns out that an ex-FBI agent, Mark Felt, was the “Deep Throat” who guided Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to “follow the money” as they investigated a ostensibly petty burglary at the Watergate complex outside Washington DC in June, 33 years ago. The two then young Washington Post reporters wrote a great book called “All the President’s Men” that later became an OK movie. Read the book, or if you’re lazy, rent the movie.