Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Robert S. McNamara, dead at the age of 93...
If you don't know who this man is and the impact he had on national and foreign affairs from World War II to the Vietnam War, I don't know what to tell you. You seriously need to educate yourself. McNamara passed away yesterday, June 6th at his home in Washington in his sleep. Here is a write-up the New York Times did on his life and the controversy that swirled around him literally until the day he died.
If you want an unflinchingly look into his life and work(from his involvement with the firebombing of Japanese cities during WWII, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War) feel free to check out Errol Morris's 2003 documentary "The Fog of War-Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.”
I'm not interested in arguing politics with anyone, this is just a suggestion to educate yourself on US political science, and foreign affairs. When writing the history of the US(especially the critical moments of the mid-to latter half of the 20th century), this man cannot be denied his place at the head of the table. He is that important.