Theodore's World: Robert McNamara Dead Good Riddance You POS! NO Mourning Here

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July 06, 2009

Robert McNamara Dead Good Riddance You POS! NO Mourning Here

Robert Strange McNamara (born June 9, 1916, in Oakland, California ) is an American business executive and the former 8th United States Secretary of Defense. McNamara served as Defense Secretary from 1961 to 1968, during the Vietnam War. After holding that position he served as President of the World Bank from 1968 until 1981.

This is a photograph taken on Nov. 29, 1965 during a visit by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara to the Base at Cam Ranh Bay where LRC was commanding the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing.



Wild Thing's comment........

“What we still don’t understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it. But we were elated to notice your media w as definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!”
General Vo Nguyen Giap in his memoirs

DEAD at 93 years old....Long overdue

He abused that power, he experimented with the lives of good men, then turned his back on them.

He forced our military to fight with one hand tied behind their backs. Then he gave our military a weapon that would not work and stuck with these weapons after he knew soldiers were dying because their weapons would jam and there wasn't enough ammunition.

From Wikipedia:

"McNamara ordered the weapon be adopted unmodified, in its current configuration, for immediate issue to all services, despite receiving reports noting several deficiencies with the M16 as a service rifle, including the lack of a chrome-lined bore and chamber, the 5.56 mm projectile's instability under Arctic conditions, and the fact that large quantities of 5.56 mm ammunition required for immediate service were not available."

He treated our soldiers as if they were inconsequential pawns. Remember when he told the soldiers they were using too many bullets.

He made money on a book and never did a bloody thing for Vietnam vets.

He harbored his own son and his draft-dodging friends in his house when they came to DC to demonstrate against it. This was a man who later praised the antiwar left and wouldn’t lift a hand (not even from the sale of his “book” about Vietnam) to help veterans of the war.

This was a man so desperate to be accepted back into the Georgetown party circuit of rich liberals that he would repudiate the war he crafted and the men who fought it (Robert Novak wrote that he’d been running around Georgetown for years trashing the war). This was a man I saw on a tv interview one time in the 80s shrieking “I was against it”, when he was its architect.

As for Agent Orange, McNamara knew about its potential deadly effects even as it was being used in Vietnam, and long before veterans came home to die or waste away from the herbicide's after effects.

McNamara remained silent for years as the government stonewalled Vietnam veterans who claimed Agent Orange caused their cancer or nausea or violent rages or numbness in limbs or birth defects in their children. Veterans' pleas for testing, treatment, and compensation continued to be ignored.

Finally, in 1983, Judge George Pratt, Jr. agreed to hear the lawsuit of Vietnam Veterans against Dow Chemical for conspiring to keep hidden the truth about Agent Orange. For the first time, documents released by Pratt provided a detailed look at what the company and the government knew about dioxin danger and when. In 1965, when the government was purchasing millions of pounds of Agent Orange, Dow's internal report stated that dioxin could be "exceptionally toxic" to humans and that "fatalities have been reported in the literature." Pratt noted that McNamara attended meetings where the human health hazards of dioxin were discussed. In addition, said Pratt, McNamara's Defense Department commissioned a study which noted the "health dangers of the herbicide" in 1967.

Barry M. Goldwater once said McNamara was the most dishonest man he ever met.

They can roll it up in a VC flag and roll him into a pile of water buff dung. My Dad hated McNamara with a passion. He is smiling in Heaven now to know McNamara is dead.

I will not say “God rest his soul”. And for you Democrats that lurk here, this will not interfere with his ability to vote Democrat he can be added to your DEAD people ACORN voting list.

Ok next,.......Walter Cronkite, Kerry, Hanoi Jane.... please and thank you ever so. Just sayin.....

Posted by Wild Thing at July 6, 2009 03:37 PM


Like when William O Douglas checked out I'm unapologetically overjoyed. I haven't tied one on since '68, I'm tempted, an honored promise made under extreme duress prohibits loss of control. But I've already had one straight and I'm fixing to go for another, this is indeed a joyous occasion.
About Agent Orange, it's only one of many that son of a bitch put out there for us to live in, Agent Blue is every bit as bad if not worse. We still have to battle for our walking dead as a result of his and the Democrat's malfeasance.

"Agent Orange. These diseases include prostate cancer, lung cancer, larynx cancer, trachea cancer, bronchus cancer, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, soft tissue sarcoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and type 2 diabetes.

In February 2002, however, ">"> the VA did an about face. The VA amended the M21-1 Manual so that Blue Water Navy veterans could not win their claims unless they actually stepped foot on land in Vietnam. Although the law requires the VA to give the public advance notice and an opportunity to comment before it changes its rules, the VA changed the M21-1 Manual without any input from the public.
As a result of the change in rules, the 57 VA regional offices denied benefits to Blue Water Navy veterans whose claims were pending as of, or filed after February 2002 -- unless the veteran could prove to the VA’s satisfaction that he stepped foot on land in Vietnam. To make matters worse, in many cases in which a Blue Water Navy veteran had already won disability benefits under the pre-2002 rules, the VA initiated proceedings to overturn the previous grant of benefits so that these veterans would not receive additional benefits in the future. "

Posted by: Jack at July 6, 2009 06:02 PM

McNamara and LBJ are together again, in hell. The deaths they caused with their dishonest bungling can never be forgotten.

McNamara later stated that he thought in 1967 the Vietnam War was hopeless, yet he continued to commit troops and resources. Funny thing is, we won it anyway a year later in 1968 at Tet. But McNamara and LBJ called off Rolling Thunder as though we had been defeated. Then McNamara quit as SecDef. and LBJ decided to not run for reelection. Chicken shit quitters and losers.

McNamara immediately went on to be president of the World Bank where he built up his fortune and enjoyed the company of the world's leftists. At the same time GI's were dying in Vietnam from McNamara's errors and dishonesty.

You're right WT. Add Cronkite and the majority of the MSM to the list of the damnable. And Hanoi Jane and John Kerry. The same bunch trying to bring down America today.

Posted by: TomR at July 6, 2009 06:48 PM

I didn't pay much attention to 'Strange' till after I got home. Then all the demonstrations started. Then they stopped the bombing in the North we could have flooded the bastards out in a month and that would have brought them down real quick but the UN was protesting Johnson and Strange to stop, and that pussified prez and 'Strange' kow towed to the pressure. So they screwed the troops that were trying to win the damn thing. They gave the enemy a breather. It was true when I came home we were winning. Then that bastard Johnson quit on us. That hurt more than anything else, at that time, that I was aware of. I didn't find out half of this crap til I was home and later.

So much shit went on. We got hosed and that's all there is to that. The last of the so called leaders are punching out, with no consequences what so ever. Just once I'd like to see one of those bastards hang.

Posted by: Mark at July 6, 2009 07:14 PM

I wouldn't want his eternity. I hope it's hot enough for him.

Posted by: LindaSoG at July 6, 2009 07:41 PM

We mentioned him here and within two days he's dead? Wow!

Posted by: Rhod at July 6, 2009 08:34 PM

I believe calling him a POS is far to complimentary. May his lousy imbecilic soul (that is if he even has one) rot in hell. It's a good thing we never met because I would have surely strangled him.

Posted by: Captain Dave at July 6, 2009 08:51 PM

Rhod, you're right, we did just the other day... I got a couple of suggestions to parallel that line of thought.

Posted by: Mark at July 6, 2009 09:22 PM

WT, well said on all points.

Posted by: Pete at July 6, 2009 09:40 PM

Ding dong, the witch is dead! (Sing it loud, sing it proud!)

Posted by: Anonymous at July 6, 2009 10:51 PM

Many a young man died in the prime of their life because of this POS.

Posted by: BobF at July 6, 2009 11:05 PM

Jack, thank you so much for all of that

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 6, 2009 11:59 PM

Tom, yesss McNamara and LBJ in hell, that
does make me smile. Well deserved!

Yess you did win it!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2009 12:03 AM

Mark,that would be so good.

" Just once I'd like to see one of those bastards hang."

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2009 12:06 AM

LindaSOG, me too, I agree so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2009 12:07 AM

Rhod, yes, isn't that something. It was
yesterday's post titled.

Pentagon Denies Flyover of Patriotic 'God and Country Rally'

24 hours later he is dead. LOL works for me. Twilight
Zone music playing in the background.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2009 12:10 AM

Captain Dave, yesss I like the way
you put it better.
Thanks Captain Dave.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2009 12:14 AM

Pete thank you and thank you for
being here.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2009 12:15 AM

Anonymous, good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2009 12:18 AM

BobF., they sure did and he could have
cared less.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2009 12:20 AM

Robert, burn in Hell, you corner-cuttin' bean-countin' nickel-and-dimin' SOB!

Posted by: Rick at July 7, 2009 01:46 AM