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    RenaRF, Ice Blue

    McNamara was privately admitting by late 1967 that Vietnam was lost--that's why LBJ eased him out and brought in Clifford.  Rummy will never admit that Iraq is lost even though it was a hopeless situation months ago.

    Plus, McNamara, despite his flaws, can show human qualities like empathy and regret.  Such attributes are utterly foreign to Rummy.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 11:54:19 AM PDT

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    •  Way too easy on McNamara. (2+ / 0-)
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      unterhausen, RenaRF

      Not necessary to alibi for him to highlight Rumsfeld's flaws. This is typically Cockburn-acerbic, but he has his facts straight; Robert Strange was no saint. Nice to know he has feelings...

      Slap it. Shoot it. Kaboot it.

      by adios on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 12:46:53 PM PDT

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