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  •  Oh, no, Rummy's much worse than McNamara. (3+ / 0-)
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    RFK Lives, RenaRF, dougymi

    At least our troops in Vietnam weren't as thouroughly underequipped.

    ...a man must use what power he has.--Ovid

    by Ice Blue on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 11:42:11 AM PDT

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    •  What he/she said... (2+ / 0-)
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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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    •  Almost forgot we had a draft then, so (2+ / 0-)
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      RenaRF, mjd in florida

      one year max, then our troops could come home.  We always had replacements.

      ...a man must use what power he has.--Ovid

      by Ice Blue on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 11:54:20 AM PDT

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