Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Robert Strange McNamara, 1916 - 2009

It's old news: Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Robert McNamara died yesterday.

The same man who gave us the Defense Intelligence Agency and touted Mutually Assured Destruction as the best deterrence against the U.S.S.R. also gave us the Ford Falcon and strongly opposed the Edsel, almost from its inception -- make of it what you will.

5 comments:

og said...

This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...

reflectoscope said...

Gee whiz Og, I was going to write something meaningful about McNamara's passing, and you come up with that. I'm only envious because I didn't see it first.

Jim

og said...

I'm amazed anyone recognized the comment.

Roberta X said...

Oooh! I did, I did! --Liked it, too. Have you checked the RadarRange?

og said...

Six Minutes Ma'am!