Why you are still seeking is your problem. Perhaps my breathology page can help you with some insight. More light can be shed on the question of my pretending to supply answers, however...
As the Vietnam War was dragging on in the early seventies, it was seen by ever-increasing numbers of Americans as a morass in which every year they were told more and more lies and every year it got messier. People wanted peace but it seemed unattainable; the investment in money and already wasted lives somehow necessitated wasting more. Then somebody suggested, "Why don't we just declare victory and go home?" This was essentially what happened, although it took a few more years for "Peace with Honor" to be attained.
Yeah, so? Next.