Americans continue to honor John F. Kennedy as the greatest president of all time. Due to his deeds during the Cold War, the Soviet Union recognized John F. Kennedy as a man of wisdom in conflict resolution in 1992, making it more obvious to the rest of the world. (Henretta 12). Additionally, his government's fight against racism, which was intended to build bridges throughout the nation, raised respect for and value placed on his leadership. Harvey Oswald, an average American citizen, shot the most respected president on November 22, 1993, putting his goals on a hard rock despite all of these actions. (Douglass 3). Ultimately, many authors have written critiques about his celebrity identity and conspiracy death at his prime age confusing the current age on the true nature of John Kennedy.
Brandlee ascertains John as a "very wealthy ambitious man who would have impacted greatly in the development of America" (95). The president's desire that America capacities were unlimited and their bright future became null and void upon his assassination. During his short presidency, he proposed many important steps in his speech at the American University in 1993 (Brinkley 44). He portrayed the highest level of wisdom in his engagement with the Soviet Union that eased the cold war. Also, President John proposed voting rights bill and federal programs and launched a drive bill that would have ended racial discrimination. After his death, few of his bills became law applicable even in the current government regime of the United States (Henretta 13).
The first two years of his leadership were very tough. The president consumed a lot of his time resolving the problems other than delivering on his agendas. He experienced tough moments with the Congress and even from the neighboring countries like Cuba. Also, the president only firstborn son died in the World War II affecting most of his plans. The son was said to have made deliberate moves that were to bring him into the political green light. Moreover, the president had leadership problems with Fidel Castro, Cuba president leading to the currently known Cuban crisis. His death remains a puzzle that not even the government can give a convincing answer (Cook and Webb 173). Authors have rejected the conclusion of the Warren Commission that Lee Harvey Oswald did it alone to kill the president. 60% of Americans believe that John F Kennedy felt a victim of a conspiracy.
"There was a heroic grandeur to John F. Kennedy's administration that had nothing to do with the mists of Camelot" (Talbot 4). It was very evident that John F. Kennedy's assassination plan was deliberated by his close political actors in his government. It's only the government that plans for the president's travel, and the plan is done before the visit. If Oswald was the main planner of the presidents' assassination, then what could have been his interest? Usually, the person engages in a particular act for a gain or return. No one would risk killing the safest person in the world without a handsome benefit. Oswald was no one in the states, and he had no political interests that would have triggered his actions. They were not competing with John F Kennedy in any way, and even his rights had not been subverted by his presidency. Besides, he had no shared interest with neither him nor his position (Kennedy, Kennedy and Connally 69).
Some writers say that he was bought and trained to kill the president and a government machinery was involved in preventing the intelligence information from getting to the president about his assassination plan. Oswald must also a sharpshooter having short the president at the neck (Kennedy, Kennedy and Connally 67). This prove also indicated that he was to some extent linked to government operatives and has been with a gun for considerable years. His position in the building was strategic, and he was in-house communication from John F Kennedy's government at a particular time and hour when the president was to be in Dallas. The common citizen can't gain the courage to kill such a high profiled person. It only takes the specialist to do it as he did it the first shoot. He also must have been hired and trained by the same government, but the government intelligence has not given out that information to the general public.
It's now 50 years without a probable reason for the death of John F Kennedy. The Americans themselves have not known the real route cause on what transpired during the assassination of their president. Many saw him as an idealistic and the man who could transform the world had he not been killed. The Americans believed in his ideology that American capacities were not limited and its future was unbounded. His regime also was characterized by a myriad of problems and crisis like the Soviet Union, the crisis in Berlin Cuba Laos and Mississippi, although he managed to handle some of the issues. Many also believed what the president had for the future of Americans. Talbot identifies John's way of addressing the Soviet Union to be "one of the issues that let to creating more enemies that planned for his death" (14). John F. Kennedy was considered a threat to the other great countries hence the plan to terminate his tenure.
Consequently, the biggest worry was the reason why the president was assassinated at the time when the election was nearing. Many have given reason try to explain the reasons why. Some have based their argument on the president's boldness and the progressive goals to be the reason that exposed him to the dangers of intertwined interests. Other writers have blamed America neighboring countries to terminate his leadership because of his boldness and the vision he had for his county. This ideology is as a result of the planned nature of the assassination and the skills and boldness of the assassin to shoot the president.
To some extent, other authors argue that the opposition could not have planned to assassinate the president since the president had the majority in support of his regime and they were not the assured inheritors of the seat. Moreover, they knew that even after assassinating the president they could not gain any political mileage that was to give them a political advantage. They were sure of gaining popularity by capitalizing on the weakness of John F Kenned during his regime, having that his regime had underperformed for the first two years. Likewise, the opposition had no machinery which was to plan for the president's travels especially during the election period.
The report by the commission about the probe of Harvey Oswald that the assassin was the sole planner of the shooting of the president is disputed by many writers. It is very evident from most historical narratives on the killing that Harvey Oswald had absolutely nothing to gain or lose with the presidency nor his reelection (Kennedy, Kennedy and Connally 71). It's natural that for one to take away the life of someone, there must be a very great interest in it and such a target must have deprived the assassin a fundamental right. In this case, Oswald has nothing common with John F. Kennedy whether socially, economically or politically. John F. Kennedy was very rich and did no business with the perpetrator.
The general position in the assassination and the events leading to the president's death is that the action was timely and well planned by the government traitors. Moreover, the assassination may have had the government support, or it was managed from the countries that had similar interests. It also very evident that the assassin was hired and must have been working or training with the same government that triggered his ability and courage to shoot the president since no government can give such top secret information. Similarly, the hired person was assured of state protection as was given the presidents travel plan early enough to master it. He must have also been practicing with the help of the movement machinery (Cook and Webb 184). The government of United States of America has what is required to stir the actions and killing the president remains a conspiracy that the government itself can account for it. This puzzle can only be solved by the government itself
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