One of my favorite books about Vietnam is “Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam.” As you might surmise from the title, the book is a scathing indictment of the leaders who prosecuted the Vietnam War. The author was particularly hard on the president who he described as having a tendency to lie, an obsession with loyalty and leaks, and so narrowly focused on his political fortunes that he ignored what was best for the nation.
The author is H.R. McMaster…that’s right, a former national security adviser to the 45th American president.
And every time he was on TV defending the indefensible, I wondered…why?
“There are opportunities you should never take advantage of because they’re going to pull you away from what God has called you to. There are places you should not go just because they’re bigger and better. You’re going to get there and realize you never should have gone because they’re bigger and messier, not better.” ~ Andy Stanley
Inhale Calling, Exhale Distraction…
Inhale Legacy, Exhale Expediency…
Inhale Clarity, Exhale Chaos…