March 16, 2004
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Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara has long been thought of as an efficient and cocky architect of war. History has painted him in black and white. In his newest movie "The Fog of War," accomplished documentarian Errol Morris shows us a lot of gray area. His portrait is of a conflicted man, one still coming to terms with his involvement in World War II and the Vietnam conflict. But what it does even more effectively, is raise complex questions about man's role in that most awful and inherent of human characteristics: our penchant for war.