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If Texas Gov. John Connally was the real target, why would Lee Harvey Oswald wait until President Kennedy was in town (when there would be more security than ever) before trying to take out the governor?

Many conspiracy theories are over-the-top and crazy, but it's naive to dismiss them all. Many elements of the JFK story raise questions that have not been answered.

It's a wonder anybody thinks the Warren Commission reached some sort of definitive conclusion.

Jonah Stern

It would be much easier to trash Kennedy's reputation to get rid of him instead of making him a martyr. Why is that so hard to believe for some people. Why Oswald? Why a motorcade? Why not something less sinister and dramatic?

Many people say it doesn't add up that the murder was a lone act, and I say it doesn't add up that it was a conspiracy.

You have the worst conspiracy ever if everyone suspects it to be one.

Dean Gruginski

Letter to the editor:

"What possesses the American public still to believe there was a conspiracy behind the murder of JFK 50 years ago?" commentary writer James Reston writes ("Correcting JFK mythology on his death: Column").

Whenever any head of state from any nation is assassinated, the first logical theory would involve a conspiratorial act. John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, but many forget he was part of a conspiracy to kill other Northern leaders that same day. The men who tried to kill President Truman constituted a conspiracy.

If one looks at the best evidence in the JFK case, the Zapruder film, with Kennedy apparently reacting to a shot from in front of him, not behind, Lee Harvey Oswald's alleged position, that would mean two shooters and a conspiracy. If it was a conspiracy, what's the big deal? Make it official.

Charles Birimisa; Watsonville, Calif.

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