Robert McNamara, Architect of Vietnam War, Dies at 93

Posted July 6th, 2009 by Jim Ettwein

I wonder if the left will point out that he was one of their own. I wonder if they’ll acknowledge that their party was responsible for the build-up in Viet Nam. I wonder if they regard McNamara as a hero. or villain. I wonder if they even understand anything about this. Nah. rr

One Response to “Robert McNamara, Architect of Vietnam War, Dies at 93”

  1. ironmike

    The good and the bad of Robert Strange McNamara. He did pioneer safety features in Ford cars.

    But as Secretary of Defense he was a man who thought he could manage a war, – rather than fight it. He never read Sun Tzu or Clausewitz, nor had he studied Napoleon’s campaigns or our own Civil War. He thought charts, graphs, and spreadsheets would do the trick. He never had a clue about the Principles of War, or who the enemy actually was.

    So much for one of JFK’s “whiz kids”, – between him and LBJ, we fought the wrong war, suffered tens of thousands of needless deaths, squandered a fortune, positioned the dominoes to fall, split our society into shreds, and actually did the NVA a favor by wiping out the Viet Cong. He was just sooo friggin smart!