PERRY/The Bayou of Pigs

As you flip through the pages of the book, all sorts of characters appear: the mafia, rumors of government conspiracies, David Duke of Louisiana and even Texas Congressman Ron Paul – whose involvement appears to be another one of Perdue’s fantasy inventions.

The book reads like the premise of a Cohen Brother’s movie set during the Cold War in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Dominica – ironically where the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies were filmed.

When you consider the entire mission was plagued with lies, incompetence, and blunders (like discussing the invasion in advance with a radio news reporter), it is stunning to see how close they came to possibly succeeding. They may have failed, but at least they had style.

Brian Perry
Neshoba Democrat
9/3/10