Essay by sherrydgreenUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, April 2004

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 46, President for 1,026 days, was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas Texas. He, his wife, Jackie, the Vice President and many others were in Dallas for a reelection campaign for the upcoming election in 1964 when the horrible incident happened. Sadly, there is no decent explanation of the assassination from the government - The Warren Report is a 26 Volume Report that claims that Lee Harvey Oswald is the lone assassin - I do not agree with this.

The CIA was one branch of the government that was definitely a big thorn in Kennedy's side, and he, a thorn in theirs. The Bay of Pigs Invasion was the spark that ignited the devastating fire! Crossfire by Jim Marrs (1989) explains that over fifteen-hundred CIA trained anti-Castro ex-patriots were sent to seize Cuba, and kill Castro. At the last moment, President Kennedy - who agreed to this mission after the CIA had everything planned, all they needed was his young Presidential signature - cancelled the air strikes which were supposed to disable Castro's air force.

As a result Kennedy took full public responsibility for the Bay of Pigs disaster though he secretly blamed the CIA (Marrs 5). In Mark Lane's Plausible Denial (1991) we are told that because of this whole fiasco, Kennedy fired three of the CIA's top men (Allen Dulles - Director of the CIA, Charles Cabell - Deputy Director and brother of the Mayor of Dallas, and, Richard Bissell - Deputy Director for Plans, the dirty tricks department of the CIA) and he planned to "splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds (Lane 93&98)." Kennedy would not support the invasion of Cuba again, and the CIA knew this, but it didn't stop them thinking about it, or...