Magic Bullet, My Butt

It’ll soon be the 40th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. Following
that is another ignominious date. On June 7, 1964, Pennsylvania’s own Arlen Specter
fed the Warren Commission a sad excuse for scientific opinion, the so-called Magic Bullet Theory.
How is that a young district attorney, a man without any forensics training, could
form even a speculative guess about how events transpired, let alone have it accepted
as an intelligent and believable theory? The only explanation I can come to is that
for “national security” or some other B.S. reason, it was deemed imperative
to cover up the real events. Then again, that’s an amateur opinion. I wouldn’t expect
anyone to accept it on face value. I’m no Arlen Specter.

years on, Arlen Specter and Cyril Wecht still don’t agree how JFK died
By Michael A. Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, forensic pathologist and renowned-coroner-in-the-making,
was in a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Arlen Specter was stepping into an elevator
en route to a murder trial. The clock at City Hall said 1:40 p.m. It was 40 years ago next Saturday. President Kennedy, torchbearer of a new generation of Americans, trailblazer to the New Frontier, had been cut down by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas.”

“Neither Wecht, then 32, nor Specter, then 33, could have known then they would soon
become inextricably linked with that momentous event and the endless debate about
what really happened during those ‘six seconds in Dallas’; on Nov. 22,