The “George H. W. Did It” theory is a way of expressing suspicion of the Bush family and the CIA. It is a way to say the Bushes are not a legitimate political dynasty. It is a way of encouraging suspicion of the the agency and the U.S. government: a future CIA director was in Dealey Plaza. How scary is that?
Those are all impulses I might or might not share. But that’s a lot of political agenda loaded onto a very small amount of contradictory evidence about Bush Sr.’s actions on November 22, 1963.
Russ Baker’s account of Bush’s whereabouts on November 22 pose problems for those who think he was in Dealey Plaza. It also raises legitimate questions about his odd behavior. That’s it.
I DO think George H.W. Bush’s connections to the CIA are an interesting aspect of the JFK assassination investigation. He was director of the CIA for the calendar year 1976. As the country digested the revelations of domestic spying and assassination plots, suspicions about the CIA and JFK’s assassination ran high on Capitol Hill. How he responded to the reopening of the JFK assassination investigation is worth knowing in detail.
But I don’t want to criticize those who think Bush was somehow complicit in the death of President Kennedy. I don’t want to criticize anyone in the JFK debate for thinking what they think. It’s an important subject and if people come to strong and firm conclusions about it, that’s a not a bad thing. Better than if they are ignorant.
When talking of the about the Kennedy assassination, I think we need to focus our attention more on other deceased senior CIA officials besides Bush Sr. The record shows that Bush’s role in enabling Oswald and a gun to reach Dealey Plaza was negligible when compared to that of Richard Helms, James Angleton and their associates.