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To: ALOHA RONNIE; colorado tanker; PhilDragoo
Robert McNamara was on Charlie Rose last a film producer who did a movie on Mac's career.

Kinda sureal...McNamara is confronted by Rose and the Producer to be more forthcomming with his *political/military offer insight in the current Iraq situation.

McNamara refuses...waxes eloquent and says he will not criticise His President...but readers can glean from the 3 books he has participated in recently on his life and times.

The Producers is rolling his eye's for his reasons..and Charlie Rose is looking at Mac like he does at times when trying to understand Graveltone [Henry Kissinger] in an interview.

I'm watching this thinking.."What a disconnect".!
Charlie Rose..."So are we doomed to keep repeating the same mistakes" ?

Hand motions from McNamara...eye's rolling around from film producer.

The sureal part is the Film producer..who wants to see the lessons of the past learned applied to Americas best interst...that why he choose to do the film thingy on Mac..he has some passion behind his reasoning.

Tragic that an uncertain "what to do" McNamara had so many years near a Presidents ear.

Tragic too..that he chooses a forum like books to medicate his soul.

I like Charlie Rose for how he steers the interviewer to the topic..and tries to keep them their ..regardless of their talent to evade the core question at hand.
Charlie looked frustrated..the interview was a dud.

McNamara...I'm not intersted in reading a book or books by a man who is scared of his own shadow.

71 posted on 11/12/2003 7:07:01 PM PST by Light Speed
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To: Light Speed

Again,Light Speed,

...thank you for your CLARITY.
72 posted on 11/12/2003 7:14:22 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965
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To: Light Speed
The awful thing is, when McNamara had power, he was very certain what to do, and he ignored all advice from military officers, whom he thought inferior intellects. Strange viewed himself as the best and the brightest among the best and the brightest, and so not only ignored staff work, he despised it. His hubris cost many, many lives. He has no right to be silent and merely hold his hands up in ignorance today, he should be on his knees praying for forgiveness.
75 posted on 11/12/2003 9:07:59 PM PST by colorado tanker ("There are but two parties now, Traitors and Patriots")
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To: Light Speed
McNamara came from Ford. He understood neither truth nor victory nor patriotism.

Noel Twyman dined with him at his home while the former was writing his 900-page Bloody Treason on the murder of JFK [and subsequent rescinding of JFK's NSAM 263 with LBJ's NSAM 273].

McNamara was watching CNN and reneged on the promise of a follow-up interview.

What is truth to power?

LBJ needed JFK dead to avoid being dropped from the ticket and prosecuted for Billy Sol Estes and Bobby Baker related corruption.

Hoover needed LBJ to waive the Federal retirement statute and remain in power.

Dulles had been driven from power by JFK.

It was within the power of our military to defeat the North Vietnamese Army.

Democrats got revenge on Nixon for outing Alger Hiss by driving him from office--and Hitlery played a significant role.

Democrats could then negate the gains of Nixon's bombing by barring any further bombing, giving the country to the Communists as they did with China [via Owen Lattimore].

McNamara has 58,000 Americans, and millions of Vietnamese, Laotians and Cambodians on his karmic dossier.

Only a psychopath can rationalize that.

And Strange is all of that.

76 posted on 11/12/2003 9:14:09 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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