Archive of Quotes
This page lists all of the quotes which have appeared in the banner
at the top of the home page. They are presented in order from most-recent
"Now, in the seconds that I talked just now, a flurry of shots
come into the car."
Service Agent Roy Kellerman, who rode in the front of the Presidential
limousine during JFK's assassination, describing what the Warren Commission
would later describe as a single fatal shot.
"It was the greatest hoax that has ever been perpetuated."
Richard M. Nixon, discussing the Warren Commission on May 15, 1972,
the day presidential candidate George Wallace was shot.
CORRECTION: This quote appears to have been a grave error on the part
of BBC writer Kevin Anderson. According to a transcript on the CNN
website, in describing "the greatest hoax that has ever been
perpetrated" Nixon was referring to the idea that the JFK murder
was attributable to the John Birch Society. Even casual students of
the assassination will note that the Warren Commission did not reach
such a conclusion, instead declaring that Oswald acted alone. My apologies
for passing along the BBC's bizarre mistake. As an interesting aside,
among those who did allude to the involvement of the John Birch Society
is none other than Jack Ruby, murderer of Lee Harvey Oswald., in his
jail cell testimony to the Commission see 5WH198.
".....most likely the belt was intentionally erased by the bar
magnet included in most models of the magnetic belt machines but a small
portion was missed."
from a memo provided to the LBJ Library from the Cutting Corporation,
describing the erasure of the LBJ-Hoover 11-23-63 phone call.
"ONLY REMAINING HOPE WOULD APPEAR TO BE
TO GET ASCHAM PREVAIL ON COMMISSION NOT ONLY RETOUCH BACKGROUND IN PHOTOS
BUT ALSO RETOUCH FACE....."
cable 1018 from the Mexico City CIA station, urging that the Warren
Commission be prevailed upon to alter photographic evidence."
"And he started crying and said, well I won't turn you down, I'll
just do whatever you say."
Johnson telling Senator Richard Russell how he overcame Chief Justice
Earl Warren's reluctance to serve on the President's Commission, by
telling him "what Hoover told me about a little incident in Mexico
"The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin; that
he had no confederates who are still at large; and that evidence was
such that he would have been convicted at trial."
Attorney General Nicholas Katenbach to Presidential Assistant Bill Moyers,
November 25, 1963.
"He looked far ahead and he wanted to change a great deal. Perhaps
it is this that is the key to the mystery of the death of President
John F. Kennedy." Former Soviet Premier
Mikhail Gorbachev, speaking in Dallas in 1998 (quoted in RearView
Mirror by William Turner, Penmarin Books, 2001, p.301).
"Phase-out of US forces. SECDEF advised that the phase-out program
presented during 6 May conference appeared too slow. In consonance with
Part III request you develop a revised plan to accomplish more rapid
phase-out of U.S. forces."
From the Proceedings of the 8th SecDef Conference on Vietnam in May
"We have up here the tape and the photograph of the man who was
at the Soviet Embassy, using Oswald's name. The picture and the tape
do not correspond to this man's voice, nor to his appearance."
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, informing President Johnson of an Oswald
impersonation. This phone call itself appears to have been erased..
Q. "Can you identify that in any reasonable way as appearing to
be the-what the brain looked like of President Kennedy?"
A. "No...................It appears to be too much."
FBI agent and autopsy witness Francis O'Neill, Jr., reacting to the
National Archives photographs purported to be JFK's brain.