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07-06-2009, 10:58 AM
Robert McNamara Dead at 93 (http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/07/06/former_defense_secretary_robert_mcnamara_93_dies/)

Nothing really to add to it personally. Thoughts?

07-06-2009, 11:11 AM
Here's my problem. He waited how long to come out and speak out against the war? Way too late to do any good. And honestly, I doubt his sincerity behind such statements.

He spent the rest of his life after he was done w/ his Vietnam involvement trying to rebuild a better legacy. His later critical positions on the Vietnam War cannot be considered to be sincere. He was just telling people what he thought they wanted to hear to try to remove some of the tarnish to his reputation. I doubt very seriously he was personally critical of the war during the war, or later in life.