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Old 07-07-2009, 02:41 AM   #1
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Robert Macnamara

Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton

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Old 07-07-2009, 07:16 AM   #2
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At least in the end he was able to admit to his mistakes, which was probably the hardest thing he ever had to do in his entire life. You can't fight a war strictly with statistics. It involves people's beliefs and emotions, both of which are unquantifiable.

RIP, whiz kid.

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Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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I know that this thread had died out a long time ago, but I really wanted to add something to it.

Macnamara died shortly after Jackson and all with the hype of that entertainer, the death of this former secretary of state was overlooked by many. Jae Onasi wasn't even aware that it happened until I brought it up, as well as many I've spoken to where I live. Many may not think he was as significant to history as Jackson, but that doesn't mean that he should have been buried by the death of a pop star.

Obviously it was because the media were interested in making money, but I find it disturbing how Jackson could get many front pages for a number of days while Macnamara passed on with barely any notice. We Americans really need to reset our priorities and realized that the celebrities we have come to worship are not as significant to our lives as we think. I thought very highly of Robert Macnamara because he was able to recognize how his methods of operating the state like a corporation resulted in many illogical actions taken by the US in the Vietnam war and WWII. I would advise people to read up on him, or at the very least watch his movie 'The Fog of War.'

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