Last week was, of course, the anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and as I always do, I spend a few days trying to find new information on the assassination, when I ran across this short clip from Walter Cronkite on CBS news:
What interests me here are the statements reported by Cronkite of the Soviet spokesman Valentin Zorin,, who quite rightly pointed out that the security measures around President Kennedy on that fateful day were not what normal security protocols intended. Zorin also points out that the people behind it were essentially right wing elements, a kind of "rogue" or hidden government, and opposed to Kennedy's attempts at thawing Soviet-American relations. This is, it should be noted, as I do in LBJ and the Conspiracy to Kill Kennedy, an argument for the involvement of powerful people within the government, for only such people could remove the President's normal security protocols. It is chilling too, to see how CBS news compliantly dismissed Zorin's trenchant observation as just more "Soviet propaganda."