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To: fieldmarshaldj
Five negative anecdotes from a 93 year life.

This is one of them, the guy really stoops for it:

"Early in his tenure rumors abounded that McNamara wanted to eliminate the Navy’s aircraft carriers "

The guy slams McNamara for a "rumor".

C-Span just had a 2 hr interview with McNamara, taped in 1995, discussing Macs just released autobiography. Fascinating. Especially the lengths Mac went to to ensure that his co-authored autobiography was factually correct and unbias.

Reminded me of General Sherman's autobiography. He sent a manuscript to every general officer mentioned in the book and asked for comments. Where appropriate, Sherman footnoted where there was a difference then printed that persons response in toto in the footnotes.

Mac was a class act.

Two months before JFK died, on the Presidents orders, he pulled a thousand men out of Nam. A week later, at a congressional hearing, a senator accused him of being a communist sympathizer.

And this poor excuse for modern journalism has the nerve to talk about revisionist history.

yitbos

3 posted on 07/07/2009 11:23:09 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bruinbirdman
"Mac was a class act."

IN A PIG'S VALISE! McNamara was the father of the "Proportionate Response" method of warfare.

By his own admission,he knew that the way we were fighting the war would insure that we would not win, yet kept going. This so that Lyndon (hopefully burning in Hell) Johnson could have his great society programs.

His death means another Vietnam era traitor dead.

Waiting on Hanoi Jane Fonda next.

13 posted on 07/08/2009 4:06:24 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: bruinbirdman
Mac was a class act.

Tolerance and respect for the recently deceased are fine but I can't quite bend over that far backwards.

If the standard is success or failure, MacNamara was a failure, and one of the worst in our history.

I doubt his later apologies did anything to change that.

24 posted on 07/09/2009 2:12:59 PM PDT by x
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