One of the main points to be made regarding Lee Harvey Oswald's
alibi attempts is the fact that LHO so obviously didn't have a good
and ironclad one....BECAUSE HE GAVE SEVERAL OF THEM to various
people in authority from 11/22/63 to 11/24/63.

A person who DOES have an ironclad, rock-solid alibi doesn't need
to waver AT ALL, does he now?

And Vincent Bugliosi (in his JFK book) picked up on a very good
"Oswald slip-up" that came out of LHO's mouth on the morning
of November 24th, just before he was killed by Jack Ruby. And
this indicates, once more, the fact that Oswald was all over the
map with respect to his alibi for the exact time of the shooting:

"During Sunday's [11/24/63] interrogation Oswald slipped up and placed himself on the sixth floor [of the TSBD] at the time of the assassination. .... In his Sunday-morning interrogation he said that at lunchtime, one of the "Negro" employees invited him to eat lunch with him and he declined. .... He said before he could finish whatever he was doing, the commotion surrounding the assassination took place and when he "WENT DOWNSTAIRS," a policeman questioned him as to his identification, and his boss stated that he was one of their employees. .... WHERE WAS OSWALD AT THE TIME THE NEGRO EMPLOYEE INVITED HIM TO LUNCH, AND BEFORE HE DESCENDED TO THE SECOND-FLOOR LUNCHROOM? [Answer:] The sixth floor." -- Vincent Bugliosi; Page 957 of "Reclaiming History" (c.2007) [All emphasis is Bugliosi's.]*

* = The source number ("36") that is attached to the above text in Mr.
Bugliosi's book leads to this Source Note on the CD-ROM disc attached
to the back cover of each copy of "Reclaiming History":

"WR, p.636; 7 H 302, WCT Harry D. Holmes."

HERE is Page 636 of the Warren Report.

And from Holmes' Warren Commission testimony, we find these remarks
(which back up what Bugliosi says on page 957 of his book):

"You see, I assumed that obvious questions like that had been asked in previous interrogation. So I didn't interrupt too much, but he [Lee Oswald] said, "Send the elevator back up to me." Then he said when all this commotion started, "I just went on downstairs." And he didn't say whether he took the elevator or not. He said, "I went down, and as I started to go out and see what it was all about, a police officer stopped me just before I got to the front door, and started to ask me some questions, and my superintendent of the place stepped up and told the officers that I am one of the employees of the building, so he told me to step aside for a little bit and we will get to you later. Then I just went on out in the crowd to see what it was all about." And he wouldn't tell what happened then." -- Harry D. Holmes; Warren Commission Testimony; April 2, 1964 [7 H 302]

David Von Pein
September 2007