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Technician

McNamara, Dead, 93

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I watched The Fog of War a few years ago and came to the conclusion that he was a douchebag.

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Robert McNamara is not my favorite of individuals. I will, however, concede that most people in government were so worried about the threat of communism, they acted rashly without thinking out consequences.

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Technician said:

He's a man you either admire or despise.

Or have never heard of. ;)

Still, it would be great to be able to do something weird and, when challenged about it, say "well, Strange is my middle name". :P

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Enjay said:

Or have never heard of. ;)

I do have to ask , why do I know about UK officials from my history books yet you guys never heard about McNamara? He invented the "body count" metric.

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Technician said:

He also pioneered the seatbelt.

I thought that was Ralph Nader.

Anyway, that's kind of interesting. I have heard of him before, but never knew all that about him.

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Csonicgo said:

I do have to ask , why do I know about UK officials from my history books yet you guys never heard about McNamara? He invented the "body count" metric.


Come back when your empire covered a third of the world!

Actually if you count Starbucks and McDonalds as colonies it already covers a lot more than that.

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Csonicgo said:

I do have to ask , why do I know about UK officials from my history books yet you guys never heard about McNamara?

Without checking, can you name the British minister for defence in 1965?

deathbringer said:

Come back when your empire covered a third of the world

I think the influence of the American Empire passed the 1/3 of the globe mark some time ago didn't it?

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Enjay said:

Without checking, can you name the British minister for defence in 1965?


No but I can tell you who played Superbowl IXX... do I win anything?

(Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers)

Wait... is that even a real position? ... I...AAAUGH *googles*

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