The Corner

Declare Victory and Leave

It was not, as I mis-said, Everett Dirksen who said (in regard to the

Vietnam War) “Let’s just declare victory and leave,” but George Aiken. Thanks

to a reader for that.

I predict you’ll be hearing more and more of the “Aiken strategy” in the

months to come…

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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