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I write in support of Cyril Wecht's Nov. 7 letter ("The Hard Evidence") in which he counters content within a Boston Globe column by Alex Beam ("Lee Harvey Oswald, Revisited," Oct. 25).

On Oct. 3, I was among an audience of 300 or so (a fundraiser for Oakmont Democrats) listening spellbound to Dr. Wecht shatter in vivid, scientific, colorful detail the single-bullet theory put forth in the "quasi-fictional" Warren Commission report.

Put simply, a single bullet would have had to be capable of doing a loop-de-loop maneuver to exit, then re-enter JFK while also wounding Gov. John Connally.

Moreover, as Dr. Wecht pointed out in his quintessential articulate style, Kennedy was advised not to travel to Dallas where hatred for him and his civil rights activism was endemic. On the very day of his visit, a full-page ad in a local paper featured JFK's face framed by the kind of black border associated with requiems.

In the 50 years since the tragedy, pervasive governmental duplicity has surfaced time and again. That fact added to what I learned at Dr. Wecht's two-hour "seminar" has propelled me into the ranks of 85 percent of Americans who reject the Warren Commission's conclusions. I can now imagine that a right-wing or CIA conspiracy or a fusion thereof is responsible for JFK's death.


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