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Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods. (Quote by - Henry Kissinger)

Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake, the American people can't afford to treat this new war against terrorism like they did Vietnam. (Quote by - David Hackworth)

During the Fifties, political and military activities in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French, who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions. (Quote by - Nguyen Cao Ky)

We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. (Quote by - Zbigniew Brzezinski)

By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam. (Quote by - Nguyen Cao Ky)

After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder. Vietnam was left to its own devices, drifting along towards its fate. (Quote by - Nguyen Cao Ky)

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy. (Quote by - William Westmoreland)

From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered to be an outpost in the war against communism. (Quote by - Nguyen Cao Ky)

My film is not a movie; it's not about Vietnam. It is Vietnam. (Quote by - Francis Ford Coppola)

As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion - and I worried about it. (Quote by - William Westmoreland)

I wrote a novel about the combat experiences I didn't have in Vietnam. (Quote by - Tracy Kidder)

When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner. (Quote by - Lyndon B. Johnson)

Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War. (Quote by - Breyten Breytenbach)

Tell the Vietnamese they've got to draw in their horns or we're going to bomb them back into the Stone Age. (Quote by - Lyndon B. Johnson)

I remember the day I found out my draft status. I was really floored and kind of staggered around in a daze. It just hadn't occurred to me that I could end up in Vietnam. (Quote by - Parker Stevenson)

I'm not so sure that people consider homelessness to be as important as, say, the Vietnam War. One should never even try to equate them because, of course, they're tragedies on both sides of the coin. (Quote by - Graham Nash)

Any of these Vietnam vets that have been there and know the deal, they don't feel that any Hollywood endeavor about the Vietnam era has ever gotten it right yet. (Quote by - Sam Elliott)

The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them. (Quote by - J. William Fulbright)

The war in vietnam threatened to tear our society apart, and the political and philosophical disagreements that separated each side continue, to some extent. It's been said that these memorials reflect a hunger for healing. (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

I went to Kent State basically to avoid going to Vietnam, I had no idea what I was doing in the world. I was lost, and trying not to get into a fight every day. (Quote by - Mark Mothersbaugh)

Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War. (Quote by - Peter Jennings)

I seriously doubt if we will ever have another war. This is probably the very last one. (Quote by - Richard M. Nixon)

The vietnam war required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. ... What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it. (Quote by - Henry Kissinger)

At least I'm at peace with myself. I have done my best to write a book about what really happened there and why it happened and it's done, it's published. I won't write another book on Vietnam. (Quote by - Neil Sheehan)

I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam. (Quote by - Stephen Ambrose)


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