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The Fog of War

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Provocative but disturbing

    Robert McNamara, one of the most controversial and fascinating men in US history, sits down for the first time and lays bear his tortured soul. Many people have indentified and correctly so, as the architect of the Vienam War. People on the Left and Right have derided him and McNamara stayed silent... until now. Errol Morris's interview with McNamara is incredible. McNamara reveals regret and possibly remorse for that horrible tragedy known as Vietnam. However, McNamara doesn't have any words of contrition. Although, we can fault this man for what he has done, he must be respected for having guts to discuss an embarrassing period in an otherwise successful career for Ford Motor Co., World War II (where he admits he and LeMay were war criminals) and also the Cuban Missile Crisis. I think that this brilliant but flawed man also had alterior motives for this documentary. He never outright talks about Iraq, but he clearly gives the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam as examples that are far from the stratosphere of happening. Substitute the words "Cuban" and "Vietnam" with the words "Iranian" and "Iraq" and you got the same situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Clausewitz of our time

    As a history teacher I can honestly say this documentary is vital when teaching about the last half of the twentieth century and describing the world today. To have such an important primary source on video reflecting about his mistakes and accomplishments during his tenure as Secretary of Defense is priceless. The most significant aspect of the documentary is his warnings about the future of the world and warfare. Because of the changes in the strategy of war since 9/11 and the prospect of once again living in a dual superpower world, the Fog of War is truly the Clausewitz of our time. How we use McNamara's lessons may decide our future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Assessing leaders upon the shoulder of a giant.

    Robert McNamara provides 20th Century lessons he's learned from his decades of service in the public and private sectors. He was a gifted and ambitious college professor with a talent to assess phenomena with detailed exactitude. WWII provided a venue to where he garnered the attention of key movers and shakers of mid-20th Century American leaders. This documentary provides an forum for an unapoligetic summary of thumbnail guides to assess leaders and their performance in leading human affairs, both national and international. His conclusions are provocative, compelling, and, at times, shocking, but based on hard experience. A must review for concerned citizens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No to HR 163 and S 89 Draft Bills

    Was a wonderfully made documentary. It had smooth and experimental editing. Face to face interview with Rob McNAmara that is quite chilling and enlightening. There are a lot of issues talked about in this documentary that are not approached anywhere else (to my knowledge).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fog of War

    This was one of the most interesting politically based documentaries I have ever viewed. It is one of compassion, guilt, sorrow, regret and hope. I recommend this to everyone who experienced the 60's and 70's as well as those who did not. We need to remember and never forget. Peace, there is hope.

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