The responses to my last question, “When did Lee Harvey Oswald decide to shoot President Kennedy?” have converged on a consensus: November 19, 1963. Read more
Eroni Kumana, the Solomon Islander who helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew in 1943, died earlier this month.
“William King Harvey is worthy of our attention,” writes Alan Dale. In 1962, Harvey served as chief of Task Force W, the CIA’s anti-Castro operation, and then lost his job after an argument with Attorney General Robert Kennedy. When Congress investigated JFK’s assassination in the 1970s, the CIA pulled a 123-page file on Harvey’s operational activities.
All of that file remains secret, according to the National Archives online database.
Dale writes of Harvey:
Regarding the post on the Pentagon burning the Osama bin Laden death photos, Andrew Everett writes:
Recently, I read a 1967 Washington Post column by Art Buchwald in which he estimated that it cost $323,000 to kill one enemy combatant in Vietnam. Mr. Buchwald then questioned whether the U.S. would be better off to offer Viet Cong defectors “a $25,000 house, a color TV, free education for their children and a paid-up country club membership.” Funny — haha. A $25,000 house!!!
A reader, Frankie, writes:
I was at Dealey Plaza the same day that [Mikail] Gorbachev was there. I met him when I accidentally bumped into him at one of the exhibits. I watched as he penned a note in the guest book. He was extremely friendly and even with all the men in long black coats surrounding him, he was very gracious. For a North Carolina girl, it was quite exciting to meet him.
And here’s what the last leader of the Soviet Union had to say about the causes of JFK’s death.
We asked Barry Krusch why his respectful, critical review of Bill O’Reilly’s book was removed from Amazon.com.
He replied: Read more