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Robert McNamara

In Attitude, Politics on May 9, 2010 at 11:25

“I want to say, and this is very important: at the end we lucked out. 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.”

Robert McNamara, American politician and former US Secretary of Defence