JFK Assassination: One Month After JFK’s Murder . . .
International Business News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Joseph Lazzaro
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 1:24:56 PM by RetiredArmy
JFK Assassination: One Month After JFK’s Murder, Former President Harry Truman Called For Abolishing The CIA
One month to the day after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, former President Harry Truman recommended that the U.S. abolish the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
In an op-ed column published in the Washington Post on Dec. 22, 1963, Truman never linked the CIA to President Kennedy’s murder, but the timing of the explicit and strongly worded column and complaint implied a connection.
“For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment,” Truman wrote. “It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas.”