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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 10:27 AM

43. In 'The Fog of War' Robert Mcnamara said '1.Empathize with your enemy'

 

doesnt mean you have to agree with them, of 'sympathize' with them

it just means you have to consider what it must be like to be in their position

he's not some 'peace-nic' he was the vietnam era sec of defense

in the case of Iran, it means hundreds of nuclear missles in Israel pointed at you, and they claimed that you said you would 'wipe them off the map', (when you actually said 'the regime would vanish from the pages of time' much like the soviet union - but russia was hardly 'wiped off the map'). Additionally, they see a wold where nuclear powers are in 'The Club' and everyone else gets walked on. India rattled it's sabre with nuclear missile tests in the 1990s, and Clinton handed them the computer industry as 'soft influence' (thank's Clinton, I didnt need that career anymore)

1.Empathize with your enemy
2.Rationality will not save us
3.There's something beyond one's self
4.Maximize efficiency
5.Proportionality should be a guideline in war
6.Get the data
7.Belief and seeing are often both wrong
8.Be prepared to re-examine your reasoning
9.In order to do good, you may have to engage in evil
10.Never say never
11.You can't change human nature

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