Presidents and Open Microphones

At the G-8 Summit, an open mike captured some unvarnished comments from President George W. Bush about the current crisis in Lebanon and some of the personalities involved. Although John F. Kennedy controlled his own microphones, he would occasionally forget that they were on. In this July 1962 conversation about machismo in the Pentagon and its absence in the State Department, Kennedy’s offers his own version of the candor exhibited by Bush in Russia.

From the Kennedy Tapes:

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