The Fog of War – Lesson #10: Never say never

The film displays a clip of McNamara fielding questions from a reporter about the apparent “stalemate” reached in Vietnam at this point in his career as Secretary of Defence.  McNamara quickly contradicts the reporter by alluding to remarks made (then) recently by General Westmoreland which extolled the progress made by the military operations to date.  McNamara shares that he learned to never say never.  He also learned to never answer the question asked, but to answer the question you wish had been asked.