Skip to comments.Commentary: Galloway on McNamara: Reading an obit with great pleasure
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 (18571938)
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 ...
One obit I’m looking forward to is McClatchy newspapers.
Ditto squared my friend!!!!!!
Mr Galloway gets it right.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not that 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..."
That is “George Galloway” the British politician and as big a rotter as you say.
This amply explains why McClatchy is on its way to the dustbin of history.
Ooops...I pulled a Biden again. Thanks for the heads-up.
Yup. Correction duly noted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I know that. Most of these commun...er, columnists are atheists or agnostic.
They are still soldiers
MEL’s -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-
You still have the 'stang?