Saturday, December 19, 2009
Man in the Window
Man in the window. It's Gerald Ford.
Former President Gerald Ford on the Larry King Show, TNN:
Larry King: You are the last member of the Warren Commission.
Ford: That is correct.
King: Ever had a doubt that there was anyone other than Lee Harvey Oswald was involved?
Ford: I reiterate, that we, as a seven member board – commission, we said that Lee Harvey Oswald committed the assassination, and we as a commission, found no evidence of a conspiracy, foreign or domestic. We agreed on that unanimously. I think today, I have the same strong feeling.
King: So you haven’t wavered?
Ford: Not a bit.
King: Were you rushed? Some say that President Johnson put a rush on you to get this all done.
Ford: It was desirable to get it completed prior to the elections of 1964. We had 13 months to do it, to carry out our responsibilities as a commission, so I think we had ample time Larry, but the elections coming up really did not interfere with our judgements.
King: One of the reasons conspiracy theorists hold force is that it’s hard to accept that one lone man could change the world.
Ford: Let me say this Larry, there are critics, cynics as to who killed Abraham Lincoln.
Ford: And that’s over 100 years ago. So I’m sure you are going to have people in addition to Oliver Stone and some other people in the years ahead who will say the same thing, but the truth is, I have seen no, new credible evidence that will change my mind.