"It’s not often that the intersection of history and contemporary events pose such a startling and chilling lesson as does the contemplation of the murder of JFK on November 22, 1963 juxtaposed with the situations faced by President Obama today. "So far, at least, Obama’s behavior has mirrored Johnson’s, not Kennedy’s, as he has escalated the war in Afghanistan by 34,000. "One can’t but help think that the thought of JFK’s fate might not be far from his mind as he contemplates his next move in Afghanistan."(JFK and the Unspeakable) Today there's little common ground shared by those who believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing John Kennedy and those who believe Oswald was a patsy in a vast conspiracy involving elements of the US national security state. Unfortunately, some in both camps agree that since the assassination occurred almost a half-century ago, it's time to move on from "unanswerable questions." That's only true in worlds where War is (not) a Racket. I don't know if Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev were "scared straight" by the terror of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October-November of 1962; however, I vividly remember many people I knew at the time, including combat vets of WWII, who were visibly shaken, and that all Americans were paying hourly attention to politics in a way I've seen only once since then. The week after 9/11/2001. Did US intelligence and military agencies send a message on November 22, 1963 that all US presidents since that day have heeded? It's not an unanswerable question, unless you're afraid to ask.