Robert McNamara - Quotes

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It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives. ---->>>

Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is, should or could be the global gendarme. ---->>>

Never answer the question that is asked of you. Answer the question that you wish had been asked of you. ---->>>

We burned to death 100,000 Japanese civilians in Tokyo - men, women and children. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win? ---->>>

Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.

Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.

One cannot fashion a credible deterrent out of an incredible action. ---->>>

A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-09, 1916
Die: 07-06, 2009
Occupation: Public Servant

Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009) was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, during which time he played a major role in escalating the United States involvement in the Vietnam War (wikipedia)