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Commentary: Galloway on McNamara: Reading an obit with great pleasure
McClatchy Newspapers ^ | July 6, 2009 | Joseph Galloway

Posted on 07/06/2009 4:27:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." —Clarence Darrow (1857–1938)

Well, the aptly named Robert Strange McNamara has finally shuffled off to join LBJ and Dick Nixon in the 7th level of Hell.

McNamara was the original bean-counter — a man who knew the cost of everything but the worth of nothing.

(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mcnamara; rip; secdef; vietnam

1 posted on 07/06/2009 4:27:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; SkyPilot; unkus; celtic gal; ladyvet; No Surrender No Retreat; 2ndDivisionVet

PING


2 posted on 07/06/2009 4:30:10 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: smokingfrog

One obit I’m looking forward to is McClatchy newspapers.


3 posted on 07/06/2009 4:30:28 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Ditto squared my friend!!!!!!


4 posted on 07/06/2009 4:32:21 PM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: smokingfrog
Good riddance is all I care to say.
5 posted on 07/06/2009 4:33:02 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: smokingfrog

Mr Galloway gets it right.


6 posted on 07/06/2009 4:35:55 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: smokingfrog
the 7th level of Hell

Hey Galloway, say tally-ho to Judas and Brutus in the Circle of Traitors (9th) as soon as you get there. And happy pitchfork-sitting, you Imperial Wanker.

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7 posted on 07/06/2009 4:35:56 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: smokingfrog

Mr. Galloway has no way of knowing where Presidents Nixon, Johnson or Secretary McNamara are right now. If they were right with God they are with the other saints, and if not, they are where Mr. Galloway predicts. But he has no more idea of which is which than the rest of us. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler could be in Heaven if he was saved or was mentally ill and therefore not responsible for his evil actions. I’m guessing that Mr. Galloway doesn’t believe in Heaven or Hell anyway, but that’s beside the point.


8 posted on 07/06/2009 4:40:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. ~H.L. Mencken)
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To: smokingfrog

Nixon didn’t die today. Neither did Lyndon Johnson.

MaNamera doesn’t need moral support where he’s going.

He’ll be standing alone before His Maker.

Those other two will in their own time, also alone.

We’re not splitting the responsibility McNamara was given today.

We’re sending him off, and the responsibility for his own actions go with him.

It just infuriates me that evil people can’t be evil enough, unless the name Nixon is tied to them.

5785, Today an evil man died, and yes he was a Dick Nixon level offender.


9 posted on 07/06/2009 4:43:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not that Galloway...


10 posted on 07/06/2009 4:43:53 PM PDT by d2e
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To: rfp1234
Wrong Galloway.

Joseph L. Galloway

"..During the Vietnam War, Galloway served three tours in Vietnam for UPI, beginning in early 1965. Decorated for rescuing wounded American soldiers under heavy enemy fire during the battle at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, he was the only civilian awarded the Bronze Star by the United States Army during that war.[2].."

11 posted on 07/06/2009 4:44:45 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: rfp1234

That is “George Galloway” the British politician and as big a rotter as you say.


12 posted on 07/06/2009 4:47:15 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: smokingfrog

This amply explains why McClatchy is on its way to the dustbin of history.


13 posted on 07/06/2009 4:47:45 PM PDT by The Right Stuff
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To: smokingfrog; All
I wonder if it ever occurred to Joe Galloway that Robert McNamara carried out policy, he didn't set it. For that you put the blame on the president, whether it be JFK or LBJ. That's where Galloway's wrath should be aimed. You noticed no mention of the Camelot crowd that was responsible for the whole mess. What selective indignation!

Galloway is a jerk.
14 posted on 07/06/2009 4:48:32 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Ooops...I pulled a Biden again. Thanks for the heads-up.


15 posted on 07/06/2009 4:50:39 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: smokingfrog
Was Mcnamara one of those who decided that he knew more than Eugene Stoner, and decided that the specs on the original M-16 were "too much," and got rid of the chrome plated chambers and changed the powder specified? All of which caused the initial problems with the M-16, and led to many failures under enemy fire?

Mark

16 posted on 07/06/2009 4:58:52 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: rfp1234
Isn't this Galloway the reporter who wrote "We Were Soldiers Once, and Young," as opposed to the hateful, anti-American, anti-semetic, communist, Brit minister?

Mark

17 posted on 07/06/2009 5:00:56 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

18 posted on 07/06/2009 5:14:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: MarkL

Yup. Correction duly noted.


19 posted on 07/06/2009 5:18:09 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: All

Galloway is a strong supporter of the chosen one so I really dont give a flying rat’s penis what he says, but his point is well-made.

Anyone who follows history impartially would come to the conclusion that Strange was a traitor.


20 posted on 07/06/2009 5:23:08 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: smokingfrog
Hilarious excerpt:

The most bizarre incident involving McNamara occurred when he was president of the World Bank and, off on his summer holiday, he caught the Martha's Vineyard ferry. It was a night crossing in bad weather. McNamara was in the salon, drink in hand, schmoozing with fellow passengers. On the deck outside a vineyard local, a hippie artist, glanced through the window and did a double-take. The artist was outraged to see McNamara, whom he viewed as a war criminal, so enjoying himself.

He immediately opened the door and told McNamara there was a radiophone call for him on the bridge. McNamara set down his drink and stepped outside. The artist immediately grabbed him, wrestled him to the railing and pushed him over the side. McNamara managed to get his fingers through the holes in the metal plate that ran from the top of the railing to the scuppers.

McNamara was screaming bloody murder; the artist was prying his fingers loose one at a time. Someone heard the racket and raced out and pulled the artist off.

By the time the ferry docked in the vineyard McNamara had decided against filing charges against the artist, and he was freed and walked away.


21 posted on 07/06/2009 5:32:14 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: smokingfrog
Guarded by the Minotaur, who snarls in fury, and encircled within the river Phlegethon, filled with boiling blood, is the Seventh Level of Hell. The violent, the assassins, the tyrants, and the war-mongers lament their pitiless mischiefs in the river...

Dante was allegorical as well as literal. Assassins kill more than people. They kill love, they assassinate the good names of those they hate. As to tyrants, well that covers a multitude of sins. To my way of thinking, today's liberals are excellent candidates for the 7th level. They are tyrants no doubt. They destroy all those that refuse to bow to their pagan idols, such as government, global warming and so on. They assassinate the good names and character of any that dare disagree with them & destroy the lives of any that refuse to parrot their ideology. War mongers? Fighting despotism is not war mongering, but placating and supporting murderous despots is the ultimate in war mongering.

22 posted on 07/06/2009 5:51:10 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: smokingfrog

Robert McNamara probably regretted ever saying Yes when asked by President-elect John F. Kennedy to become SecDef. McNamara could have been President of Ford Motor Company throughout the 1960s while someone less technocratic and with more humility as SecDef would have worked with American military rather than against it.


23 posted on 07/06/2009 6:03:00 PM PDT by Ipberg
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To: d2e

I know that. Most of these commun...er, columnists are atheists or agnostic.


24 posted on 07/06/2009 7:31:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. ~H.L. Mencken)
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To: All; smokingfrog; Lexington Green; mdcrandall; Boston; txradioguy; miss print; ExTexasRedhead; ...

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NEVER FORGET

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CLARITY =

They are still soldiers

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66978

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NEVER FORGET

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25 posted on 07/06/2009 7:49:28 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; smokingfrog; Anita1; do the dhue

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NEVER FORGET

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MEL’s -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts

http://www.Freerepublic.com/~aloharonnie/

http://www.Freerepublic.com/~anita1/

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NEVER FORGET

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26 posted on 07/06/2009 7:59:38 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the ping and the links. I'm new to FR and hadn't seen them before.

You still have the 'stang?

27 posted on 07/06/2009 8:49:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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