Skip to comments.McNamara's 'other' crimes: the stories you haven't heard
Posted on 07/06/2009 9:51:12 AM PDT by SLB
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Guess we should turn the other cheek?
Whoever came up with McNamara’s middle name had the right idea.
Let the dead rest!shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
So that is how Forrest Gump and Buba both got into the Viet Nam war.
Kennedy gets no pass on this. Especially Kennedy!
I for one am glad he is gone. Next up Mr. Kissinger, the game playing incompetent he was and is. His insecurities and games cost much. Too much to be forgiven as is the case with McNamara.
I was a member of the origional group to sue, before it
was made a class action. In the end most veterans got nothing.
As someone I knew then who was dying of cancer said,
“I died in Vietnam, and didn’t even know it.”
I shed no tears for Mcnamara.
Trashing the dead gains you nothing.
Look up Yah'shua is coming soon. shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
Trashing the dead gains you nothing.
The NYT and WaPost havbe rewritten the Viet Nam story. It was all Nixon’s doing...
That miserable SOB along with Johnson and their insane war planning is the reason that I have some dear friends names on the wall. In honor of them I will find out where he is buried and give him a martini bath after I run it through my system first!
And let’s not forget the TFX multi-force fighter boondoggle.
Waaaaaaay too heavy for carrier use.
Finally turned into the F-111.
It was his baby and mess.
“I shed no tears for Mcnamara.”
Me neither. He was a monster and a criminal in every respect; an arrogant and profoundly callous intellectual who had his own bizarre notions of how to get things done, and who persisted with them in defiance of experience, history, and an avalanche of facts.
This story doesn’t just need to be told now, it needs to be told a thousand years from now. It is a universal warning about the hubris of power and status.
The Dems and media can try to shift the blame to Nixon, but facts are facts and Nixon took office years after McNamara did this.
Walter Cronkite and Robert McNamera DEAD, couldn’t be better!
One of them got out of the delivery van and forgot to put it into Park. Of course the truck drifted into my 1968 Chevelle SS convertible!
After that one was fixed, the second one was driving a forklift with a jet engine in a can (forward so he couldn't see where he was going through the engine can) and you'd never guess who's 1968 Chevelle SS convertible he hit.
The third guy was actually pretty smart. He didn't want to go to Viet Nam, and he didn't want to serve four years in the Navy or Air Force to get out of being cannon fodder. The Idiot Program allowed him to enlist for two years with no possibility of re-enlisting, and no Viet Nam deployment (Navy).
I was not a fan of McNamara. I did not and do not believe it's a smart move to put an accountant in charge of our military forces. He tried to micromanage so much that our shipboard commanders finally had to resort to sending "Unless otherwise directed I intend to fire a salvo of 45 rounds of 8 inch naval gunfire at co-ordinates ####### at 0145Z." These messages would be sent minutes prior to providing gunfire support to comply with the requirements to get permission to fire, but not be too late to help the troops.
I'll never understand how this man's ego let him believe that he knew more about military tactics than graduates of West Point and Annapolis.
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