Cronkite that is. Reference this post here on the Roundup – When will we learn OR Let’s pay attention to history. So back in 1968, his declarations that we had lost the Tet Offensive were just the encouragement the NVA needed to hold on til the Dems and the enemedia here could convince us that we needed to give up. And now, things are going so well in Iraq, that Uncle Walter needed to come out of retirement and proclaim yet another defeat. Yep – you heard me right. From Investor’s Business Daily comes this nugget:

The 90-year-old pundit was in San Jose, Calif., last week to proclaim that the war in Iraq is also a “terrible disaster,” and “the earlier we get out, the better.”

Cronkite opined in an interview with the Bay Area’s CBS 5: “Look at the loss of lives of our young Americans there and those who have been maimed for life. For what purpose? No purpose we can define.” He says “we’re probably less safe,” and that the only thing we’ve accomplished is that the “entire Arab world has put us down as an enemy.”

Cronkite and the Democrats were wrong then, and they’re wrong now. But in their world of naive appeasement, failure is not only an option, it is the desired result. Iraq is not Vietnam, but they’re trying to make it so.

There’s no fool like an old fool, and Walter, you’re qualified all the way around. Sit down, shut up, and let our warriors do their jobs. You gave aid and comfort to the enemy before. God forbid that we allow you to do it again.