Foreign Relations: Good for a Million

The call came in late December from Attorney General Robert Kennedy to an old family friend in Boston. Said Bobby: "Castro wants an extra $2,900,000, and everybody wants to get the prisoners home to Miami by Christmas." Said the friend: "I'm all for that." Asked Kennedy: "Can you help out toward that $2,900,000?" Replied the friend: "I'll call you back in an hour." He was as good as his word: within an hour, Boston's Richard Cardinal Gushing had pledged to raise $1,000,000 to help achieve the release of the Bay of Pigs prisoners.

Only last week did Cardinal Gushing identify...

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