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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 09:20 AM
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279. Thanks for straightening me out. I am truly sorry.
It was not my intention to disparage Sen. Yarborough, who I remember you said was an acquaintance of yours. In re-reading my post, I see how I created the wrong impression and "put words in his mouth" that were mine. From everything I've read, Sen. Yarborough was a leading Liberal voice in the Senate and a most brave man throughout his life. I apologize for any misconception I have created and dispersions on his memory I have caused.

My intention was to explain how many people changed their stories from the days of the assassination because of pressure from LBJ, Warren and the rest of the government -- for the "good of the country." The story at the time was that if the public thought there was a conspiracy behind the murder of JFK -- a Communist conspiracy -- there'd be terrible public pressure to extract revenge. From the way Oswald was set-up, the likely target would be Cuba and Castro. To prevent "World War III," LBJ asked people to serve on the Warren Commission. I extrapolated that pressure to include all members of government, and, by extension, Sen. Yarborough.
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