Must admit: There was a period during my high school days
when I was at least slightly agnostic while weighing the official verdict of
the Warren Commission against all the alternative explanations and
conspiracies. But that was a long time ago. Today I believe, as I have believed
for decades, that it was Lee Harvey Oswald, and only Lee Harvey Oswald, who
fired the shots that changed the world on Nov. 22, 1963.
Yes, I know there are many people — some of them apparently
quite reasonable and intelligent, and doubtless worthy of respect — who believe
otherwise. They believe that some group or groups of nefarious individuals — rogue CIA operatives, Castro-directed hit men, agents of the
military-industrial complex, whatever — colluded to plot and commit the crime
of the 20th century, perhaps with, but more likely without, Oswald serving as
either willing participant or luckless patsy.
But I seriously doubt any conspiracy of the size and sort
that such an enterprise would have required could have remained a secret this
long. To be blunt, if not crass: By now, somebody, anybody, involved in such a
conspiracy surely would have popped up on Fox News or MSNBC or the New York
Times Best Seller List or all of the above. If, of course, that conspiracy
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