PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE THE MEA CULPA IS

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Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara brushed off a demand by the commander of the American Legion that he donate all royalties from his new autobiographical "confessions" of error in Vietnam to veterans' causes. "If Secretary McNamara is sincere about atoning for sending Americans into a war he knew they couldn't win, then he shouldn't profit financially from this sad, tragic, late confession," said William Detweiler, leader of the 3.1-million member veterans' group. McNamara's replied (through publisher Times Books) that he'd prefer to make any charitable contributions "privately."