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Eisenhower Attacks Kennedy Administration

Sept. 16, 1961 - Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower vigorously attacked the Kennedy Administration in Chicago today. He said Americans were chagrined, puzzled, disturbed, distressed, and troubled by the Administration's handling of recent events. He charged the Administration with "indecision and uncertainty" in dealing with the Cuban and Laotian crises. In a speech at a testimonial dinner for Sen. Everett Dirksen, he said that the Democrats, with a 2-to-1 margin in Congress, were unable to legislate because they "are at war with themselves."


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