Mr. Hanson’s Vietnam article is very interesting, but it leaves out one important item. Robert McNamara has stated that at the time he had the job of conducting the war, he felt it was unwinnable. Any person who would take an assignment he believes to be impossible is dishonest. Any person who would take an assignment he believes impossible and then proceed to cost tens of thousands of lives is a murderer. Any executive who would give such a person such an assignment is a fool and a murderer.