Truths be Told (Again)

Below is a quotation that I saw in a large article on BBC News about how the US military government seems to believe they are going to control the media here. It’s obvious that we’re dealing with a group that appears to be as quagmired in the past as traditional print media. Anyways, good quote:

“To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe, in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past. To suggest we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we are mired in stalemate seems the only realistic, yet unsatisfactory, conclusion.
On the off-chance that military and political analysts are right, in the next few months we must test the enemy’s intentions, in case this is indeed his last big gasp before negotiations.
But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”

Spoken in 1968 by Walter Cronkite upon his return from seeing the Tet Offensive first hand in Vietnam. Sad and scary to see how history repeats itself nearly 40 years later.