Honoring Those Who Swerved
Today, many of the people who supported our undeclared
war on Viet Nam in the nineteen sixties and early 'seventies would admit,
in retrospect, that it was a terrible mistake. President Johnson's Secretary
of Defense Robert McNamara has admitted, and the top-secret Pentagon Papers
verify, that our leaders suspected as early as 1968 that we could never
win the war that went on to claim 58,000 American lives.