Robert McNamara and Us

Robert McNamara is dead. Speak not unkindly and all that, but I'm having a hard time seeing what's wrong with Bob Herbert's fire-breathing column.

I suppose McNamara deserves some credit for admitting what he did after the fact, but that's not much to set aside the fact that he knew early the war was lost, or not winnable, and kept silent.

But are McNamara's successors any less to blame? They seem to have learned nothing from his errors.

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2 Responses to Robert McNamara and Us

  1. Chuck says:

    [Betty Davis commenting on the death of long-time nemesis Joan Crawford]
    “You should never say bad things about the dead, you should only say good . . . Joan Crawford is dead. Good.”

  2. Just me says:

    If you haven’t seen it, check out the move The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Great movie.

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