s skippy the bush kangaroo: the fog has dissipated..for a moment

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Monday, July 06, 2009

the fog has dissipated..for a moment

robert strange mcnamara has passed.

he had spent decades thinking through the lessons of the war. the greatest of these was to know one’s enemy — and to “empathize with him,” as mr. mcnamara explained in errol morris’s 2003 documentary, “the fog of war: eleven lessons from the life of robert s. mcnamara.”

“we must try to put ourselves inside their skin and look at us through their eyes,” he said. the american failure in vietnam, he said, was seeing the enemy through the prism of the cold war, as a domino that would topple the nations of asia if it fell. - nytimes
we still have yet to learn mcnamara's lessons of vietnam.

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 6:28 PM |


Some people should not be analyzed.

All of their descendants should be identified and neutered because we never want anyone with that low of a level of morality reproducing and contaminating the gene pool.

There are perhaps ten or twelve people in my life that I have hated as much a I have hated McNamara. Even telling me "my grandfather was Robert McNamara" would be very dangerous.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 8:15 PM PDT  
we still have yet to learn mcnamara's lessons of vietnam.

You got that right.
commented by Blogger Batocchio, 12:09 AM PDT  
Soon after 9/11, Ann Coulter was on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect." When Bill started talking about how we have to know our enemy, Ann shut him down and nobody brought that idea up again.

It was at that moment that I realized we were well and truly f*ck#d, f*ck#d in ways that I hadn't even considered yet.
commented by Blogger gmoke, 7:54 PM PDT  

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