Skip to comments.Robert S. McNamara, RIP: The architect of the Vietnam War finds peace
Posted on 07/06/2009 9:43:30 PM PDT by Abakumov
Mr. McNamara's last day at the Pentagon was a comedy of errors. A grand farewell ceremony was planned on the lawn near the river entrance, and thousands assembled in the freezing rain. Meanwhile, the elevator taking Mr. Johnson, Mr. McNamara and 11 others jammed between floors, and they were stuck for 15 minutes. "What's wrong with this thing?" the president asked. "Don't ask me," Mr. McNamara replied, "I don't work here anymore."
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He also screwed up the Ford Thunderbird when he made it a 4 seater.
Yes, you’re absolutely correct. You win the Kewpie Doll! (And he sure lived up to that name, didn’t he?!?!?!)
"...in 1995. McNamara disclosed that by 1967 he had deep misgivings about Vietnam by then he had lost faith in America's capacity to prevail over a guerrilla insurgency that had driven the French from the same jungled countryside.
Despite those doubts, he had continued to express public confidence that the application of enough American firepower would cause the Communists to make peace. In that period, the number of U.S. casualties dead, missing and wounded went from 7,466 to over 100,000.
Too bad MacNamara didn’t live long enough to see his epitaph.
Should have been at teh end of a rope.
I think it tragic that over 58,000 of my brothers and sisters dies long before he did and because of his mismanagement of a war he later said he knew all along as unwinnable.
Fortunately for him, God is his judge, not me.
Dittos ! The bastard !
He was not much of a human being. My late father, also a vet hated his and Lyndon Johnson’s guts equally.
That was LBJ who did that. He was a mega-mega-metaphysical control freak. He was such a big control freak, Bill Moyers is still controlled by LBJ 40 years later!
Even Molly Ivins, as lefty as they get, called LBJ "a miserable human being". He was truly loathesomeness incarnate. Hell flared up like the Chicago fire when he died.
LBJ, McNamara, Henry the K, Ellsworth Bunker, William Bundy (the Gollum of the Johnson Administration), those guys were all real prizes.
By comparison, Dick Nixon looks positively human. Oh, and in his spare time, McNamara screwed up the F-111, the Edsel, and the World Bank. Damn, he smart.
Not just the body count.
He also micromanaged the Air War in his “Harvahd” way. Charts and graphs about bomb tonnage, sorties etc.
NO bombing NV airfields and taking out their air force on the ground. Refused to let the commanders use their initiative in destroying the enemy. Idiot.
Possibly you are forgetting his great contribution to the development of the Edsel?
Re: The Edsel.
That’s just what my buddy, who worked at Ford then, said.
The bean counting Sonnofabitc-- has eternity to reflect on his evil.
At least the Heros that went to Heaven don’t have to dwell with him.....
I will piss on his grave one day.
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