2009-02-24 JFK, FDR and Seven Days in May
JFK, FDR and 'Seven Days in May'
Robert Parry recently wrote of how President Obama's early actions might bring him a "Seven Days in May moment," referring to a fictitious coup attempt from a film of the same name, in which a popular military figure nearly took over the government.
I was also reminded of the coup that almost came about during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first term.
The film Seven Days in May began as a novel by Fletcher Knebel, inspired to a great degree by Knebel's conversations with Gen. Curtis LeMay, President Kennedy's contentious Air Force Chief of Staff who was furious at Kennedy for not sending in full military support during the Bay of Pigs incident.