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Robert S. McNamara, RIP: The architect of the Vietnam War finds peace
The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2009 | Editorial

Posted on 07/06/2009 9:43:30 PM PDT by Abakumov

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To: Abakumov

He also screwed up the Ford Thunderbird when he made it a 4 seater.

21 posted on 07/06/2009 11:26:01 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: sushiman

Yes, you’re absolutely correct. You win the Kewpie Doll! (And he sure lived up to that name, didn’t he?!?!?!)

22 posted on 07/06/2009 11:29:33 PM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: Abakumov
McNamara "told Time magazine in 1991 that he did not think the bombing of North Vietnam — the biggest bombing campaign in history up to that time — would work but he went along with it "because we had to try to prove it would not work, number one, and (because) other people thought it would work."

" 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.

23 posted on 07/06/2009 11:43:32 PM PDT by Daaave ( "What would you do with a brain if you had one?")
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To: Nam Vet

Too bad MacNamara didn’t live long enough to see his epitaph.

24 posted on 07/06/2009 11:51:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: Abakumov
Died in his sleep? How very sad.

Should have been at teh end of a rope.

25 posted on 07/06/2009 11:57:47 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Abakumov
I have no tears for McNamara.

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.

26 posted on 07/07/2009 12:01:48 AM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: DakotaRed

Dittos ! The bastard !

27 posted on 07/07/2009 12:28:17 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Abakumov
I wonder where his grave is going to be.
I just might stop off and relieve myself.
28 posted on 07/07/2009 1:20:04 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (Williams/Sowell 2012 -or- Sowell/Williams 2012)
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To: conservative cat

He was not much of a human being. My late father, also a vet hated his and Lyndon Johnson’s guts equally.

29 posted on 07/07/2009 1:55:45 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: randomhero97
My dad told me Westmoreland was pretty much "handcuffed" throughout the whole war.

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.

30 posted on 07/07/2009 2:21:54 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kansas58

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.

31 posted on 07/07/2009 2:30:42 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: gigster
"McNamara didn’t do sh!t while he was at Ford, either."

Possibly you are forgetting his great contribution to the development of the Edsel?

32 posted on 07/07/2009 3:06:56 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: Jimmy Valentine

Re: The Edsel.
That’s just what my buddy, who worked at Ford then, said.

33 posted on 07/07/2009 6:04:58 AM PDT by gigster
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To: Squantos
This POS stood before a judge whose ass he can’t kiss or bullshit today. He is hopefully burning in hell right now if I get to vote.

The bean counting Sonnofabitc-- has eternity to reflect on his evil.

34 posted on 07/07/2009 7:38:26 PM PDT by investigateworld ( For a perfect example of Rule 13, visit any Free Trade thread)
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To: investigateworld

At least the Heros that went to Heaven don’t have to dwell with him.....

35 posted on 07/07/2009 8:04:55 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Jackson57

I will piss on his grave one day.

36 posted on 07/08/2009 5:20:48 PM PDT by squirt (POLITICIANS & DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED, FOR THE SAME REASON)
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