JFK: Dallas Loves You

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald as he traveled by motorcade through the streets of Dallas (while campaigning for the 1964 Presidential Election). Thousands lined the streets to watch the procession.

As the car passed the Texas Schoolbook Depository, Kennedy was addressed by Governor Connelly's wife: "Mr. President, you can't say that Dallas doesn't love you," she declared, prompting Kennedy's last (tragically ironic) words before he was shot: "That's obvious."

(In fact, Kennedy had been greeted that morning by handbills calling him a traitor.)

Oswald's last words were more ironic still. "There ain't nobody," he declared as he was being transfered to a county jail, "gonna shoot me." Moments later Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby.

[If Oswald was indeed a Communist patsy, the final film which JFK saw before his ill-fated trip was also rather ironic: From Russia With Love.]

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