Quotations on Vietnam

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I'd like President Bush to think maybe there's another way to think, that maybe Kissinger was wrong when he says we had to go in there because he was wrong about Vietnam.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: President, Vietnam, Wrong)

I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam - that is probably the most important case.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Government, War, Post, Study, Vietnam, Washington)

The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam, and will never succeed in Iraq.
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Keywords: American, Iraq, Succeed, Vietnam, Will)

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.
- J. G. Ballard
(Keywords: Car, Dreams, American, Assassination, Vietnam, World)

I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Age, Thought, People, Being, Congress, Fortune, Injustice, Old, Right, Vietnam, Vote, Voting)

Emmy Lou Harris introduced me to the work of the Vietnam Veterans of America foundation and the Campaign for a Land Mine Free World.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Keywords: Work, America, Land, Veterans, Vietnam, World)

What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn't make much money. I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years' time and really enjoys it.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: Time, Money, Vietnam, Years)

I think Operation Smile is in more than 22 countries, mostly Third World. It just happened that my schedule opened up at the time they were heading to Vietnam.
- Roma Downey
(Keywords: Time, Countries, Smile, Vietnam, World)

Henry Kissinger is the greatest living war criminal in the world today, with the blood of millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Chile and East Timor on his hands. He will never appear in a court or be behind bars.
- George Galloway
(Keywords: War, People, Blood, Court, Living, Today, Vietnam, Will, World)

Since There are so many questions about what the president was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam?
- Jeff Gannon
(Keywords: War, America, President, Questions, Vietnam, Years)

I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War. Police were losing control because they were up against a world they really didn't understand.
- Terry Gilliam
(Keywords: War, Control, Losing, Police, Vietnam, World)

More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam.
- Raul Grijalva
(Keywords: War, People, American, End, Nixon, Promise, Vietnam, Want)

I'm sure it is, I'm not for any kind of war, we've been engaged in several wars since the second world war and we lost in Korea, we lost in Vietnam, they are political wars, they have nothing to do with any real threat, nor does this one.
- Larry Hagman
(Keywords: War, Nothing, Vietnam, World, World war)

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
(Keywords: People, Forget, Vietnam, Wrong)

Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war, but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words.
- Bruce Jackson
(Keywords: Government, War, Vietnam, Words)

Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Aggression, Numbers, Vietnam, Will)

South Vietnam had to be built from scratch and, from the very beginning, depended far too much on the Western superpowers. As in the case of a person on public welfare, this dependency, which became greater with each day, was quite difficult to shake.
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Keywords: Beginning, Day, Public, Vietnam, Welfare)

The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,... Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don't want to do that and that's their decision.
- Ho Chi Minh
(Keywords: Government, Decision, Positive, Veterans, Vietnam, Want, Wounds)

Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again - and if people can stop and think and reflect on some of the ideas and issues in this movie, perhaps I've done some damn good here!
- Errol Morris
(Keywords: People, Fear, Ideas, Country, Vietnam, Years)

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.
- Mark Mothersbaugh
(Keywords: Idea, Day, Fight, State, Trying, Vietnam, World)

Under this scientific and moral pressure, the Canadian government conceded publicly that the use of these weapons in Vietnam was, in their view, a contravention of the Geneva Protocol.
- John Charles Polanyi
(Keywords: Government, Pressure, Vietnam, Weapons)

It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.
- Ronald Reagan
(Keywords: Home, Christmas, Country, Silly, Talking, Vietnam, Will, Years)

If the Mets can win the World Series, the United States can get out of Vietnam.
- Tom Seaver
(Keywords: states, United, Vietnam, World)

To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.
- Benjamin Spock
(Keywords: Nation, Vietnam, Will)

Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It's not the home-run hitters.
- Willie Stargell
(Keywords: Home, Heroes, Vietnam, World)

No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time - the Depression, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, the spring of 1989 in China. These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions.
- Paul Tsongas
(Keywords: Time, War, Civil rights, Depression, Events, Spring, Vietnam, World, World war)

We've committed many war crimes in Vietnam - but I'll tell you something interesting about that. We were committing war crimes in World War II, before the Nuremberg trials were held and the principle of war crimes was stated.
- George Wald
(Keywords: War, Trials, Vietnam, World, World war)

President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone.
- William Westmoreland
(Keywords: War, Brothers, President, Vietnam, Want)









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