Author Topic: FOG OF WAR  (Read 189 times)

Rugged Monk

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FOG OF WAR
« on: November 15, 2008, 05:47:51 AM »
 is a real good documentary with former US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, you should peep...


Robert McNamara: command in March 1945. In that single night, we burned to death one hundred thousand Japanese civilians in Tokyo. Men, women and children.
Interviewer: Were you aware this was going to happen?
Robert McNamara: Well, I was part of a mechanism that, in a sense, recommended it.

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[regarding his and Colonel Curtis LeMay's involvement in the bombing of Japan during World War II]
Robert McNamara: LeMay said if we lost the war that we would have all been prosecuted as war criminals. And I think he's right. He... and I'd say I... were behaving as war criminals.
Robert McNamara: LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side has lost.
Robert McNamara: But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?




Part I

Fog of War- Lesson #1- Empathize With Your Enemy
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