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Deeply, deeply tragic

I have no words and will refrain from accusations as ML so easily does. I spend a majority of years from 2005 till 2018 blogging @BooMan and made many dear friends in the blogging community. The run for presidency by HRC with all dirty tricks and lack of vision put me off. I would never in my life vote for a Republican for Congress or the White House.

All I will say when the Bush intelligence community backs the candidacy of Hillary and Rupert Murdoch throws her a fundraising party.

As Secretary of State, Hillary screwed up by calling for a military intervention in Libya and Syria in 2011.

Her loss to idiot Trump was her own doing, not Russia but Israel, Emirates and the Saudi's bear responsibility and implementation of Facebook data with Cambridge Analytica run by Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon in Austin Tx., were the true culprits to nudge Trump into the White House to his own surprise.

RussiaGate was truly US/UK IntelliGate.

Yes I opposed the Vietnam War with a firm conviction in 1967. The war propaganda from General Westmoreland and Robert McNamara and daily briefing from Vietnam covered by some outstanding journalists made the errors in miliary and political judgement quite clear.

Robert S. McNamara published an extraordinary book in 1995 a quarter of a century following his departure from the Johnson administration as Secretary of Defense. In Retrospect : The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam, was clearly a painful exercise in retrospection. Most executives dislike reviewing the past and pointing to errors of judgment, individual and collective, that determine bad policy and faulty implementation. Fewer still are engaged in measuring failure in human lives lost and in suffering. But for McNamara, he had a noble purpose : to learn from experience and possibly to prevent the recurrence of tragedy in human affairs. In this sense, McNamara might have been excessively optimistic about what his treatise would accomplish. He was probably surprised, and undoubtedly saddened that his book would receive the scorn and criticism it encountered from reviewers and editorial writers.

The defeat of the American Forces and tragic end with the fall of Saigon, has left America with a deep trauma. Blame was strewn over the boys and young men returning home. The role of Nixon and Kissinger never got the attention for lengthening the war and slaughter. Unheard of war crimes and use of Agent Orange, a chemical used in warfare causing generational wounds. Obliteration of Viet Cong fighters and civilians using napalm was horrific.

ML should stick to US Congress and domestic issues of which he has vast knowledge and great analysis. On foreign policy he proves to us the fallacy of over half a century of American failures, including the War in Ukraine. Utter disgust and shame. With such a poor knowledge of international issues, don't ever judge others.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jan 12th, 2023 at 11:30:43 PM EST
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McNamara added an Appendix on the Risk of the Use of Nuclear Weapons, not just Cuban missile crisis, but also in the Vietnam War!!

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jan 13th, 2023 at 12:10:28 AM EST
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Criticism Shamed by Name Calling

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Need to 'Stop Calling Everybody a Putin Stooge' | Mediate - Dec. 21, 2016 |

Name calling followed the recent release of the PropOrNot disinformation website and the British Dodgy dossier by Chris Steele.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jan 13th, 2023 at 12:13:12 AM EST
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