I watched the Oliver Stone version of the assassination of JFK over the weekend. There is nothing like offering a movie review some 22 years after a movie hit the theaters, but this is the first time I have watched this movie. I did not miss anything but cinematic crap in the intervening two decades. I will not waste time discussing the acting or the script. The entire plot is so stupid it defies logic. I am not a lawyer, and I have not played one on TV, but I do know a prosecutor is not allowed to make speeches and long soliloquies expounding upon his theories. Courts demand proof and evidence and the opinion of a lawyer is neither. No defense lawyer or judge would have let prosecutor Garrison spend 15 minutes laying out his vast conspiracy theory unsupported by a witness. Attorneys question witnesses, not argue their case like a high school debate.
Look, I don't know if Oswald acted alone. I do know that a cabal of military, CIA, FBI, Dallas Police, and the mob did not do the deed. There is no secret so good that one of the participants would not have blabbed by now. By all accounts Oswald was a loner, a loser and not too bright. Oliver Stone would have us believe Oswald was the greatest actor of all time, a true right-winger who spent his life pretending to be a commie bastard, even going so far as to spend time in Russia and attempting on numerous occasions to defect to Cuba. Hell, if you are into the JFK murder conspiracy theories, the one presented in this book is far more entertaining and believable.