Immoral War Crimes?

Below is a quotation said by Robert McNamara, United States Secretary of Defense from 1961–1968, during an interview in the Academy Award winning documentary The Fog of War.

LeMay said, "If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals." And I think he's right. He, and I'd say I, were behaving as war criminals.... But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?
- The Fog of War

posted @ Sunday, March 19, 2006 4:37 PM


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# re: Immoral War Crimes?

Left by Ivan at 3/28/2006 12:19 AM

There is an old latin phrase: "vae victis", that means "woe to the defeated".
Also there is an old russian phrase (author is Catherine II) - "??????????? ?? ?????", which means "victors need never explain", or "success is never blamed".
So this question is much more older.

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