DEBUNKING JFK CONSPIRACY MYTH #89:
James Tague's slight injury and the Main Street curb damage did NOT result in the Warren Commission being forced to adopt the "Single-Bullet Theory" at all costs.
How do I know the above paragraph to be an ironclad fact without any doubt?
Answer: Page #117 of the Warren Report itself, which states in black-and-white and as plain as day that the Warren Commission considered the possibility that the damage to the curb on Main Street (and hence, Tague's injury) "might have come from the bullet which hit the President’s head" [WR; p.117].
More from Page 117:
"Even if it were caused by a bullet fragment, the mark on the south curb of Main Street cannot be identified conclusively with any of the three shots fired. Under the circumstances it might have come from the bullet which hit the President’s head, or it might have been a product of the fragmentation of the missed shot upon hitting some other object in the area. Since he did not observe any of the shots striking the President, Tague’s testimony that the second shot, rather than the third, caused the scratch on his cheek, does not assist in limiting the possibilities."
Why is it that no conspiracy theorist will ever (ever!) take a good look at Page 117 of the Warren Report?
I can answer that last question too -- It's because if they were to actually read and evaluate what the Warren Commission said on Page #117 of its final report (including the "probably" verbiage utilized by the Commission in the "Conclusion" paragraph on that same page), those conspiracy theorists would be forced to toss one of their pet theories (aka myths) out the nearest window. And that theory/myth is the following one:
James Tague's injury and the damage to the curb on Main Street forced the Warren Commission to adopt the Single-Bullet Theory. Because without the SBT, the Commission knew it could not explain Tague's wounding and the curb damage within a shooting scenario that did not include one bullet that went through both President Kennedy and Governor Connally.
David Von Pein
August 30, 2009