Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (191763)
I dont think that unless a greater effort is made by the Government to win popular support that the war can be won out there. In the final analysis, it is their war. They are the ones who have to win it or lose it. We can help them, we can give them equipment, we can send our men out there as advisers, but they have to win it, the people of Viet-Nam, against the Communists.
President JOHN F. KENNEDY, televised interview with Walter Cronkite, September 2, 1963.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 652.