View From Here SPECIAL REPORT
Oswald Could Not Have Had MS
December 12, 2003
No evidence uncovered today proves conclusively that Lee Harvey Oswald did
not have multiple sclerosis (MS) when he acted alone in his assassination
of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
I’m sick and tired of hearing these rumors that Oswald shot
President Kennedy while battling MS. It does me no good and it does
my disease no good.
After seeing the sight of the assassination, I know that without
a shadow of a doubt, Lee Harvey Oswald could not have had multiple
sclerosis when he shot the president, especially if he acted alone.
While visiting the Texas School Book Depository, I examined the
sixth floor perch, where the shooting supposedly took place. Oswald
ran from the sixth floor to the second floor in less than two minutes
after the assassination. I descended the same flight of stairs and
my best time was eight minutes and thirty-two seconds. Plus, I’m
on a treatment for MS, which Oswald could not have been on since
they hadn’t been invented yet.
For forty years, there had been controversy surrounding the well-being
of Oswald at the time of the Kennedy assassination. Granted, he may
have been a nutcase, but this evidence rules out the possibility
of multiple sclerosis being a factor.
The Warren Commission did not respond with comment to my repeated
calls, which leads me to believe that the number is out of service.
Perhaps MS is not the conspiracy, but maybe there’s something
to this magic-bullet thing after all. But, I don’t know.
Anyway, The Sixth Floor Museum at the Dealey Plaza is a delight
for any history-lovers, disability or not. There is elevator service
so it is not necessary to climb the six stories as Oswald did. Benches
are strategically placed throughout the museum so you can gaze out
the window and see the same parade route that Oswald saw some forty
It’s fun in a depressing sort of way. I give it three wheelchairs
out of four.