Vietnam Quotes

All the wrong people remember Vietnam. I think all the people who remember it should forget it, and all the people who forgot it should remember it.

Michael Herr

I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies.

Benjamin Spock

Above all, Vietnam was a war that asked everything of a few and nothing of most in America.

Myra MacPherson

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America--not on the battlefields of Vietnam.

Marshall McLuhan

Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.

John F. Kennedy

Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.

Henry Kissinger

Today, America can regain the sense of pride that existed before Vietnam. These events, tragic as they are, portend neither the end of the world nor of America's leadership in the world.

Marshall McLuhan

The war against Vietnam is only the ghastliest manifestation of what I'd call imperial provincialism, which afflicts America's whole culture - aware only of its own history, insensible to everything which isn't part of the local atmosphere.

Richard M. Nixon

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.

James Graham Ballard

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.

Henry Kissinger

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.

Ronald Reagan

The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam, and will never succeed in Iraq.

Mohammed Aldouri

It seems to me the American people never really forgave the Democrats for being right about Vietnam.

Paul Begala

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.

John F. Kerry

By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam.

Nguyen Cao Ky
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