Saturday, July 11, 2009

McNamara followup

Just a brief note to point towards Michael Lind's piece on Robert McNamara, suggesting that people read into him what they want. Blaming him for Vietnam seems to be shared regardless of ideology, allowing others to skate without much responsibility.

So, of course, my preconceptions are to see McNamara as more of a tragic figure than perpetrator--in contrast to Rumsfeld.

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