President promises to be ‘candid’

JFK speech on secret societies + transcript/subtitles

(Thursday, April 27, 1961) — President Kennedy told American newspaper publishers in New York tonight that his administration intends to be candid about his errors following the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. As a wise man once said, Kennedy recalled, “an error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” “We intend,” he assured, “to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.”

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