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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-04 04:09 PM
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248. Young in mind only. I was in high school when JFK assassinated.
It just seems to me that 19 or 20 year olds are not Jr. Officers in the Pentagon attached to the Joint Chiefs. In the first place, you'd have to be 21 or 22 to be out of the military academies, and then do a tour or two overseas before you ever got a prime assignment to the Pentagon -- and the chances that a young officer would be in any position to have sensitive information is hard for me to believe. Those aides to the Joint Chiefs would have been seasoned officers, Colonels and Majors and the like -- and these guys are likely of advanced years by now, if still alive. The Lemnitzers and LeMays died 15 to 20 years ago and they were in their late 80's. Their junior officers would have been about 20 years younger, to estimate, and that would put them in their 80's by now. LeMay was 55 when he became chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

Does anybody remember that LeMay finished off his career as George Wallace's running mate in 1968? They were the "American Party" ticket.

Rumsfeld was elected to the House at age 30 in 1962 -- same age as Teddy when elected to the Senate in 1962. Henry Kissinger was a professor at Harvard in 1963 (from 1954 to 1971). David Rockefeller is about 90 years old now and I doubt he's still running things. (His nephew Jay, is one of the best Democrats we have challenging the Bush Crime Cartel.) I can't believe the same criminals are still running things ... that torch has probably passed to a new generation of elitist criminals.

David Talbot's article in Salon last week about the 40th anniversary of the Warren Commission is a must read. Talbot (managing editor of maintains:

"... the Warren Report is widely regarded as a whitewash, with polls consistently showing that a majority of Americans reject the official version of Kennedy's death.

But there is one sanctuary where the Warren Report is still stubbornly upheld and where the manifold critics can expect their own rough treatment: in the towers of the media elite....

One of the great ironies of history is that while the media elite was busily trying to shore up public confidence in the Warren Report, the political elites were privately confiding among themselves that the report was a travesty, a fairy tale for mass consumption. Presidents, White House aides intelligence officials, senators, congressmen, even foreign leaders -- they all muttered darkly among themselves that Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy, a plot that a number of them suspected had roots in the U.S. government itself. (... In 1993, CBS anchorman Dan Rather, who did much along with his network to enforce the party line in Dallas, confessed to Robert Tannenbaum, the former deputy chief counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassination, "We really blew it on the Kennedy assassination.")"

This is a great article by Talbot.
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