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Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or how I was Robert McNamara'd into Submission)

This one is a bit of a non-sequitur compared to my recent ramblings as it tilts slightly political.

I caught a documentary on the History Channel on Friday Evening. "America's Lost H-Bomb" You can see a trailer, HERE.

I had heard about the bomb we dumped off Spain, but was unaware that there was another one sitting in Virginia. The show was pretty good until they started interviewing Robert McNamara. He was used by the producers/directors as a foil to deliver their true message. I'm quoting from memory, but he said something to the effect of, "The fact that all these years later we still have these weapons is unbelievable. There is no instance I can think of that the US would be justified in using nuclear weapons."

No reason ever? None? Not even if some raving lunatic moslem takes out the Sears Tower next? Never?

And he was the Secretary of Defense.

If that level of blistering idiocy was on display and available to tap 45 years ago, it's no wonder Viet Nam ended in the manner it did. Phew.


Anonymous Sweet Pea said...

Yup, you got it right.

8:19 AM  

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