I’m not going to say that I’m glad or anything. I’m pretty much indifferent. But it reminds me of a time in 2002, when I was visiting my friend Justin at Harvard, and one of his dormmates mentioned that she was going to go see a speech McNamara was delivering. I said to her, “Tell him he’s an asshole for me.”
I don’t think she did.
Bob McNamara was an asshole, and he was an asshole who never owned up to the full extent of his assholery, even in the Fog of War. I certainly won’t miss him.