21 November 2013

The Real JFK Killer

...was an American polity unable to accept nuance — or, more to the point, that inferring that some subset of those who either benefited from or rushed to take advantage of the "premature removal from office" of JFK was therefore involved in a pre-removal conspiracy to make that happen by killing him is a leap much too far. And then, too, there's the be-careful-what-you-wish-for aspect of moving the legislative sophistication and arm-twisting capability of Lyndon Johnson from the Naval Observatory (where he was somewhat marginalized) to the White House. Besides which, many of the theories founder on ascribing competency and powers of secret-keeping to agencies that utterly failed at both during the Bay of Pigs and less than a decade later with Watergate.