Yes Jim, They've Made Alot of Changes
Yes Jim, They’ve Made Alot of Changes “Yes Jim, They’ve Made Alot of Changes,” President Lincoln laments to President James Monroe. Here L.D. Warren is commenting on the fact that John F. Kennedy is considered somewhat lax in upholding U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, laid out in the Monroe Doctrine, which stressed no European or outside influence in the area.
Published in 1963, one year after the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy was being criticized for not taking a more up front approach in dealing with Communist Cuba. Presidents Lincoln and Monroe, among others were against European involvement in the U.S. or its spheres of influence in the Latin and South American. Here they are depicted as saddened by JFK’s lack of intervention with Communist Cuba.
Robert F. Kennedy. Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. New York, N.Y. 1999.
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