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Old 07-06-2009, 10:04 PM   #1  
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Robert McNamara, Vietnam War architect, dies at 93 - Yahoo! News

Not sure how many Vietnam vets are on here, but the guy who helped send ya there died today. RIP....
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I have great respect for Mr. McNamara. I believe that the speech that he gave when he was leaving the World Bank was one that should have been adhered to. But it wasn't. Member nations went on with "business as usual", however, the tables have started to turn.

"The South shall rise again"!

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Not one of my favorite guys, to say the least. He pled a mea culpa in the 90s with his book. Most saw as an attempt to re-write history and his part in the design and execution of the war.
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Not one of my favorite guys, to say the least. He pled a mea culpa in the 90s with his book. Most saw as an attempt to re-write history and his part in the design and execution of the war.
Absolutely correct. A mea culpa for continuing a war costing tens of thousands of American lives, even though he had reached the conclusion that the war was futile. An apology thirty years later? A truly despicable man.
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there was a reason why people doused themselves in gasoline outside his office window...
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there was a reason why people doused themselves in gasoline outside his office window...
sorry but amid all the things that DID happen, I don't remember that one.
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sorry but amid all the things that DID happen, I don't remember that one.
I'll have to look it up, off the top of my head it was Buhhdist monks in Vietnam or Cambodia. Famous Time Magazine photo or something.
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Thích Qu?ng ??c - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.angelfire.com/nb/protest/viet.html
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Wouldn't happen today, with the price of gas and all.......
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