Vietnam Quotes

This is not a jungle war, but a struggle for freedom on every front of human activity.

Ronald Reagan

We seem bent upon saving the Vietnamese from Ho Chi Minh, even if we have to kill them and demolish their country to do it....I do not intend to remain silent in the face of what I regard as a policy of madness which, sooner or later, will envelop my son and American youth by the millions for years to come.

Walt W. Rostow

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

This war has already stretched the generation gap so wide that it threatens to pull the country apart.

Dalton Trumbo

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

Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.

Henry Kissinger

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

John F. Kennedy

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.

Sam Elliott

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

Nguyen Cao Ky

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

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

Paul Begala

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

Mohammed Aldouri

The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from the red people.

Gerome Ragni

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 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

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Updated On : July 13, 2009
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