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  •  Have it your way (0+ / 0-)

    Bottom line is that Turman - you know the President - ordered full integration.  McNamara's directive only provided a tool to punish off post facilities.  NOTHING about McNamara's directive changed, added to or otherwise modified integration of units.  

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 06:57:08 PM PDT

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    •  I take that as your apology (0+ / 0-)

      for misstating the truth, that despite your fulsome comment about "full integration" in 1948, yes, well, waaaaayyyy ahead of full integration elsewhere, you were wrong.  

      Really, you can say it, it's healthy to admit when you've made an error.  Intellectual honesty is nothing to be ashamed of.  

      Bottom line is that when you continue to argue these details rather than simply concede them and move on, you mire yourself in your own sh*t, and you look more like an ass than you could have by simply employing the commonly used "point taken" and gone on.

      The two free lessons you should learn here are:  

      1. It is statistically impossible for humans not to make mistakes, and being human ain't a bad thing.  

      2. Success (in life and in business and in argument) is not never making a mistake, but learning how to recover from them (not attempt to cover-up the error - have we learned nothing from Nixon & Clinton?) and then fix the damned problem.  

      Have an excellent day!

      "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

      by Uncle Moji on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 05:14:25 AM PDT

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