Vietnam War Quotes by Terry Gilliam, Jerry Stiller, Cecile Richards, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, Robert McNamara and many others.
At 19, I joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Even soldiers from the Vietnam War had said that when they were fighting in that war, the landmine was just one of any number of weapons to use in the fighting. It wasn’t until they began to think about the aftermath and the legacy of landmines that they recognized the long-term, indiscriminate impact of the weapon.
The National Liberation Front was not…a viable, autonomous organization with a life of its own; it was a facade, a “front,” by means of which the DLD (the North Vietnamese Communist Party) sought to mobilize the people in the South to accomplish its ends, and to garner international sympathy and support.
Helvetica is the font of the Vietnam War.
America lost its face with the debacle of the Vietnam War.
My solution to the problem would be to tell [the North Vietnamese Communists] frankly that they’ve got to draw in their horns and stop their aggression or we’re going to bomb them into the Stone Age. And we would shove them back into the Stone Age with Air power or Naval power – not with ground forces.
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.
If we’d lost the war, we’d all have been prosecuted as war criminals.
For me, the passing of time has provided me with subjects I never had before. Subjects I can now look at from a historical perspective. Like the anti-communist era in America. I lived through that. I was a boy; I didn’t find a way to write about it until many years later. The same with the Vietnam War.
If we’d lost the war, we’d all have been prosecuted as war criminals. And I think he’s right. He, and I’d say I, were behaving as war criminals.
The dichotomies, the brokenness of the culture around things like the Vietnam war, and then a lot of it has to do with war and where we put our energy and money and attention. And the military industrial complex, which dominates our whole economy. Even with the vision of democracy in other places we know the dark side.
In particular, Kissinger was a key player during a transformative period of the imperial presidency, in the 1960s and ’70s, when the Vietnam War undermined the traditional foundations on which it had stood since the early years of the Cold War: elite planning, bipartisan consensus, and public support.
How much blood makes a ‘bloodbath’?
Labels not only free us from the obligation to think creatively; they numb our sensibilities, our power to feel. During the Vietnam War, the phrase body count entered our vocabulary. It is an ambiguous phrase, inorganic, even faintly sporty. It distanced us from the painful reality of corpses, of dead, mutilated people.
Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.
Because conscription appeals to essentially no one, the United States has lived with the All-Volunteer Force since the end of the Vietnam War.
I felt just overwhelmed by input: the Vietnam War and the collapse of the ’60s and the proliferation of media’ it just felt like everything was too much to handle and you just tuned out.
I see light at the end of the tunnel.
Don’t forget the Vietnam War was brought to us by Democrats.
There never was a good war or a bad revolution.
Matterhorn is my metaphor of the Vietnam War – we built it, we abandoned it, we assaulted it, we lost, and then we abandoned it again.
Being a correspondent at the Vietnam war for me was about exposing myself to danger but it wasn’t completely self-serving. I felt that there were these dark places of the earth, were dark things were happening and people should know about them. Call it my moral obligation to go and see them and report them.
Power tends to corrupt. But the power in Washington resides in Congress, if it wants to use it. It can do anything-it can stop the Vietnam War. It can make its will felt, if it can ever get its act together to do anything.
The only important lesson from the Vietnam War is this: Democrats lose wars.
When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies.
My father is American and deserted the Vietnam War.