Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt

by anthony at 20:23 BST

He was the ultimate keeper of secrets, lurking in the shadows of American history. He toppled banana republics, planned the Bay of Pigs invasion and led the Watergate break-in. Now he would reveal what he'd always kept hidden: who killed JFK

ERIK HEDEGAARD
Rolling Stone
Sunday, April 8, 2007

>> Who assassinated JFK? The conversation continues in our politics blog, National Affairs Daily.

Once, when the old spymaster thought he was dying, his eldest son came to visit him at his home in Miami. The scourges recently had been constant and terrible: lupus, pneumonia, cancers of the jaw and prostate, gangrene, the amputation of his left leg. It was like something was eating him up. Long past were his years of heroic service to the country. In the CIA, he'd helped mastermind the violent removal of a duly elected leftist president in Guatemala and assisted in subterfuges that led to the murder of Che Guevara. But no longer could you see in him the suave, pipe-smoking, cocktail-party-loving clandestine operative whose Cold War exploits he himself had, almost obsessively, turned into novels, one of which, East of Farewell, the New York Times once called "the best sea story" of World War II. Diminished too were the old bad memories, of the Bay of Pigs debacle that derailed his CIA career for good, of the Watergate Hotel fiasco, of his first wife's death, of thirty-three months in U.S. prisons -- of, in fact, a furious lifetime mainly of failure, disappointment and pain. But his firstborn son -- he named him St. John; Saint, for short -- was by his side now. And he still had a secret or two left to share before it was all over.

17 comments:

S-Q said...

He knew all the secrets...didn't he?

anthony said...

"They sure don't make White House bad guys the way they used to. Today you've got flabby-faced half-men like Karl Rove, with weakling names like "Scooter" Libby, blandly hacking their way through the constraints of the U.S. Constitution, while back then, in addition to Hunt, you had out-and-out thugs like G. Gordon Liddy, his Watergate co-conspirator and Nixon's dirty-tricks chief, who would hold his own hand over an open flame to prove what a real tough guy he was."

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Did they really break into Democratic headquarters at the Watergate to bug it so they could dish dirt on the Democrats?

Or had the Democrats got some serious dirt on Hunt and others which Hunt was willing to burgle in order to retrieve?

Or was the whole thng a set-up from the get-go? Who benefited by getting Nixon out of the WH?

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

Anthony,

Ahh but Porkrind(Rove) has been evildoing since Nixon!

Long-Haired Boy Rove Just As Evil In 1972!

S-Q said...

Anthong and GEF:

It simply makes me sick that these evildoers got back into the WH...I guess once wasn't enough!

clif said...

s-q they tried and failed to over throw FDR at the beginning of his administration, and probably had a hand in stopping Kennedy from making them as irrelevant as Bush has.

anthony said...

A lot of links to googlevideo, whether from this blogsite or mine, are not functioning at the moment, but I did see a video of a young chubby-cheeked, cuddly student Karl Rove organising the student vote for Nixon in '72 a day or so ago, so I guess that's the one you're linking to, GEF.

anthony said...

If I remember rightly, he also had big sideburns. Cool!

clif said...

10 more american troops killed this weekend...

Georgie must be lovin this weekend.

In 8 days 35 American troops have died in Iraq, that is half the number which died all of last November, and if this horrible trend does not change April 2007 will become the worst month ever in this illegal war.

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

Clif,

It's a forgone conclusion that Skull and Boners love blood lust so as for what you said about Bush loving it, oh absolutely...

But if you asked him in public he'd say...

"Preposterous!"

LOLMAO*)

S-Q said...

If I remember rightly, he also had big sideburns. Cool!
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Anthony:

He moonlighted as an Elvis impersonator! Did you see his great rap gig? LOLMAO

I just realized I called you Anthong earlier.. OMG! Sorry about that! LOL

S-Q said...

April 2007 will become the worst month ever in this illegal war.
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Clif:

It's tragic and sad! It must end now!!

anthony said...
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anthony said...

Anthong, S-Q?

I love it. After all, it is still the weekend!

Now, where are my fishnet tights!

S-Q said...

Anthony!

Have you been drinking that drag queen Giuliani's Kool-Aid?

LOLMAO

S-Q said...

I think we should post that video with him being kissed by Donald Trump again. What do ya think? hehe

anthony said...

Oh, S-Q, BEHAVE!!!!

S-Q said...

Anthony:

I don't know how! LOLMAO

Too late anyway..I posted it! hehe