Robert McNamara is Dead

McNamara was the architect of the Vietnam War. His philosophy was to make the ‘price’ of the war too great for the North Vietnamese The price was the number of dead and the level of destruction.

How should someone be remembered who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children? His obituaries will talk about his relationship with JFK, how he saved lives by introducing seat belts when CEO of General Motors, how he voiced doubts about the Vietnam War in the 1990’s.

He asked how much evil was necessary to do good. Should he be remembered as someone who had come to terms with his past and repented? No, he should be remembered simply as the architect of mass killings along with the likes of Hitler and Pol Pot.

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