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    Re: McNamara dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    What's your point? McNamara fought in WWII, what was the average age of a soldier in WWII?
    Average age in WW2 was 26, supposedly. I think the numbers have been cooked to show Vietnam in a more negative light.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    How many Americans in this thread are knowledgeable about 60's British political figures?
    I can what would hyou like to know I bet Laila couldn't name the PM in 1960.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    I can what would hyou like to know I bet Laila couldn't name the PM in 1960.
    What difference does it make who Laila can and cannot name? Does knowing who the PM of Britain was in 1960 validate or invalidate someone's opinion on current policies in America?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Baroness Carrington has died this week, as has Major Martin Clemens who supplied intelligence to marines to stop a 30, 000 strong japanese force in the second world war as has Jerry Nielsen FitzGerald who was a south pole physican who when she discovered she had breast cancer treated a biopsy on herself .... i can go on, a soldier also died this week who had assisted the allied forces in bringing down the Nazis

    I doubt many people are aware of who these people are
    I know who Martin Clemens is. He was a coast watcher during WW2. He provided intel to American forces on Guadalcanal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    I can what would hyou like to know I bet Laila couldn't name the PM in 1960.
    Depends if we are talking early 60's or later.
    Early was conservative, Macmillan ofc where the profumo affair hit where he was forced to resign and soon after Wilson (labour) took power with a majority of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    I can what would hyou like to know I bet Laila couldn't name the PM in 1960.
    You ever hear of puncuation?

    I wonder how many had to read that more that twice to figure out what the hell you were trying to say.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    You ever hear of puncuation?

    I wonder how many had to read that more that twice to figure out what the hell you were trying to say.
    I know what you mean.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    ... as has Jerry Nielsen FitzGerald who was a south pole physican who when she discovered she had breast cancer treated a biopsy on herself
    I've heard of that gal. She was all over the news for that, as I recall.

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    Re: McNamara dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Your Kidding right you have no idea who he is. This explains allot about some of your post then.
    While one may agree or disagree with the opinions stated in Laila's posted messages, I believe that the body of her work demonstrates that she is both an independent thinker and capable of expressing her positions on the issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    While one may agree or disagree with the opinions stated in Laila's posted messages, I believe that the body of her work demonstrates that she is both an independent thinker and capable of expressing her positions on the issues.
    No she has many different time claim to have good knowledge of her home Country History then she should know who Sec.McNamara is and what his role was with the build up of the English Military during the mid 60s thru the early 70's.

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