“JAN 25, 1960: President [Dwight D.] Eisenhower holds a conference to discuss the situation in Cuba. ‘The President said that [Fidel] Castro begins to look like a madman.’ Ambassador [Philip] Bonsal, also at the conference, adds, ‘[Castro] is a very conspiratorial individual who tries to create the impression that he and Cuba are beleaguered. He is an extreme Leftist and is strongly anti-American.’”

“The Bay of Pigs Invasion/Playa Giron: A Chronology of Events,” The National Security Archive, NSArchive2.gwu.edu