Thoughts on why a good investigation didn’t happen regarding JFK

Writes John Leo Keenan:

“All presidents after JFK failed to have a serious, good investigation about how the assassination really happened.  Ronald Reagan had the best opportunity to do so because the House Select Committee in ’78 or ’79 had concluded that maybe there was a conspiracy and therefore that the government’s conclusions on Lee Harvey Oswald were wrong in major ways.  One can’t say that he (Reagan) acted like he didn’t read about it because of fear.  I don’t know why he failed to do his duty.  It may be dangerous, but it is the duty of any President to make sure there is another investigation based on what the House Select Committee concluded formally.  Not to do so is highly irresponsible.  Maybe it is cowardly too; I guess only the President can know that.  If people demanded an investigation and the President didn’t want it, we would be more ready to judge his personal courage.  It is certainly bad that no one has had the wits or the courage to do what must be done because the assassination of JFK was an attack against the country like an act of war is.  It was not just that the president was killed like an animal, and for all to see on film too.  He was the people’s leader; the buoyant, loving crowds alongside the route of the motorcade showed beautifully what he meant for the United States.  Shortly before the first shot blast, Mrs. Connally said to JFK something like, “You can’t say that Dallas doesn’t love you, Mr. President.”  According to both Mrs. and Mr. Connally, he replied that he couldn’t deny it (“no, I can’t”). 

Some day, because of technology, the crime will most likely be cleared up, and all involved directly in failing to do justice, including the previous generation(s), will then be criticized harshly (as we would expect such a future generation to do).  I don’t think all the stupid things are “immortal.”   Rather, it looks easy to clear up, because it must be waiting to be cleared up.”      

 

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