Not Listening to McNamara’s Band:

The man who oversaw sending half-a-million soldiers to Vietnam in the 1960s and then revealed a decade ago that he didn’t believe in the U.S. policy there is at it again. Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara said in an interview with the Financial Times this week that the Bush Administration’s policy toward Iran and North Korea is misguided and that the U.S. should assure North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il it does not want to see him out of power. “I don’t see any reason that the U.S. shouldn’t make clear that regime change (in North Korea) is not our objective,† said McNamara. Asked by HUMAN EVENTS’ John Gizzi what the President thought of the criticism from the 89-year-old McNamara, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan shrugged and said, “I don’t know. He hasn’t discussed it with me.†


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