“Almost no one knows — or cares — that the young men who staffed that investigation worked honestly and hard. Most went on to remarkably successful careers reflective of their selection as the best and the brightest to take on the awful task of determining who killed the president. That modern science has repeatedly affirmed their findings does little to abate the continuing doubt.”
–Shanin Specter, son of Arlen, writes about 50 Years With the Single Bullet Theory – The Daily Beast.
Specter seems unaware that the phrase “the best and the brightest” was coined by David Halberstam to describe the successful, hard-working officials of the U.S. government who lead the country into a disastrous war in Vietnam. To describe the Warren Commission staffers as “the best and the brightest” is not exactly a compliment.