Within one year of becoming a Pentagon correspondent — now in ’66 — and reflecting back on it, I realized, first of all, we were not going to win the war in Vietnam.  We weren’t going to muddle through.  The Vietnamese were going to resist us, just as long as it took.  They were going to sacrifice as many men, as many people, as long as it took, because of their national cause, and number two, it was a mistake.  We had no business being there.  These people were not a threat to us.