08 July 2009

Robert McNamara has died

Bob Herbert:


Robert McNamara, Lyndon Johnson’s icy-veined, cold-visaged and rigidly intellectual point man for a war that sent thousands upon thousands of people (most of them young) to their utterly pointless deaths, has died at the ripe old age of 93.

Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to speak ill of the dead, and immediately. Read Herbert's entire piece. It is scathing.

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