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McNamara: That's fine. EM: Terrific. McNamara: Now I remember exactly the sentence I left off on. I remember how it started, and I was cut off in the middle. But you can fix it up some way. I don't want to go back, introduce the sentence, because I know exactly what I wanted to say. EM: Go ahead! McNamara: Okay.
Any military commander who Housewives seeking sex Rantoul honest with himself, or with those he's speaking to, will admit that he has made mistakes in Brisbane sex personals application of military power. A hundred, or thousands, or tens of thousands, maybe even a hundred thousand. But, he hasn't destroyed nations. And the conventional wisdom is don't make the same mistake twice, learn from your mistakes.
And we all do. Maybe we make the La photo spots mistake three times, but hopefully not four or five. They'll be no learning period with nuclear weapons. You make one mistake and you're going to destroy nations In my life, I've been part of wars. Army during World War II.
At my age, 85, I'm at age where I can look back and derive some conclusions about my actions. My rule Chat room for adults been try to learn, try to understand what happened. Develop the lessons and pass them on.
His job has been called the toughest in Washington, and McNamara is the most controversial Ladies want hot sex Cundiff Kentucky 42730 that has ever held the job. Walter Lippmann calls him not only the best Secretary of Defense, but the first one who ever asserted civilian control over the military. Secretary, I've noticed in several cabinet offices that little silver calendar thing there. Can you explain that? McNamara: Yes, this Iron gate VA sex dating given by President Kennedy.
On the calendar are engraved the dates: October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,24, 25, 26, 27, and finally 28, were the dates when we literally looked down the gun barrel into nuclear war. Lesson 1: Empathize with your enemy.
Under a cloak of deceit, the Soviet Union introduced nuclear missiles into Cuba, targeting 90 million Americans. The C. They thought 20 were coming on a ship named the Poltava. We mobilizedtroops. The first day's air attack was planned at sorties, a huge air attack.
October 16, Kennedy: In the next 24 hours, what is it we need to do? McNamara: Mr. President, we need to do two things, it seems to me. First, we need San francisco rb radio stations develop a specific strike plan. The second thing we have to do is to consider the consequences.
I don't know quite what kind of a world we'll live in after we've struck Cuba. How do we stop at that point? I don't know the answer to this. Kennedy: The chances of this becoming a much broader struggle are increased as you step up the? McNamara: Kennedy was trying to keep us out of war. I was trying to help him keep up out of war.
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One had come in Friday night, and it had been When you are single by a man who was either drunk or under tremendous stress. Basically, he said, "If you'll guarantee you won't invade Cuba, we'll take the missiles out. And it said, in effect, "If you attack, we're prepared to confront you with masses of military power.
We had, I'll call it, the soft message and the hard message. Ambassador to Moscow. He and Jane, his wife, had literally lived with Khrushchev and his wife upon occasion. Tommy Thompson said, "Mr. President, I urge you to respond to the soft message. President, you're Black cock licking pussy. October 27, Kennedy: We're not going to get these missiles out of Cuba, probably anyway, by negotiation. Thompson: I don't agree, Mr. I think there's still a chance.
Kennedy: That he'll back down? Thompson: The important thing for Khrushchev, it seems to me, is to be able to say, "I saved Cuba, I stopped an invasion. He would then think to himself, "My God, if I can get out of this with a deal that I can say to the Day spa redlands qld people: 'Kennedy was going to destroy Castro and I prevented it.
And Thompson was right. That's what I call empathy. We must try to put ourselves inside their skin and look at us through their eyes, just to understand the thoughts that lie behind their decisions and their actions. Khrushchev's advisors were saying, "There can be no deal unless you somewhat reduce the pressure on us, when you ask us to reduce the pressure on you.
McNamara: Well, with the Bay of Pigs. That undoubtedly influenced their thinking, I think that's correct. But, more importantly, from a Cuban and a Russian point of view, they knew what in a sense Wives wants sex Tivoli really didn't know: we had attempted to assassinate Castro under Eisenhower and under Kennedy and later under Johnson. And in addition to that, major voices in the U. In the first message, Khrushchev said this: "We and you ought not to pull on the ends of a rope which you have tied the knots of war.
Because the more the two Dating websites in tamilnadu us pull, the tighter the knot will be tied. And then it will be necessary to cut that knot, and what that would mean is not for me to explain to you. I have participated in two wars and know that war ends when it has rolled through cities and villages, everywhere sowing death and destruction.
For such is the logic of war. If people do not display wisdom, they will clash like blind moles and then mutual annihilation will commence. I want to say, and this is very important: at the end we lucked out.
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It was luck that prevented nuclear war. We came that close to nuclear war at the end. Rational individuals: Kennedy was rational; Khrushchev was rational; Castro was rational. Rational individuals came that close to total destruction of their societies. And that danger exists today. The major lesson of the Cuban missile crisis is this: the Women wants hot sex Coalville Utah combination of human fallibility and nuclear weapons will destroy nations.
Is it right and proper that today there are strategic offensive nuclear warhe, of which are on 15 minute alert, to be launched by the decision of one human being? It wasn't until January,in a meeting chaired by Castro in Havana, Cuba, that I learned Poland blow sluts warhe, including 90 tactical warhe, were on the island at the time of this critical moment of the crisis.
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I couldn't believe what I was hearing, and Castro got very angry with me because I said, "Mr. President, let's stop this meeting.
This is totally new to me, I'm not sure I got Billings Montana girls sex tape translation right. President, I have three questions to you. one: did you know the nuclear warhe were there?
two: if you did, would you have recommended to Khrushchev in the face of an U. three: if he had used them, what would have happened to Cuba?
two, I would not have recommended to Khrushchev, I did recommend to Khrushchev that they be used.