When I was a kid, we watched the Vietnam War on the six o'clock news, and it was desensitizing. You felt you were watching a war film; meanwhile you were really watching these guys getting blown to bits. Parents need to protect their kids from watching that stuff.
Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.
This is not an invasion of Vietnam.
Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world’s policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world’s midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war.jeane kirkpatrick
This is D.J., Disc Jockey to America turning off. Vietnam, hot dam.norman mailer
They told me if I voted for Goldwater, he would get us into a war in Vietnam. Well, I voted for Goldwater and that's what happened.buckley, william f., jr.
They told me if I voted for Goldwater we'd be at war in Vietnam in six months and I did and we were.buckley, william f., jr.
Every day, almost as many men are killed at work as were killed during the average day in Vietnam. For men, there are, in essence, three male-only drafts: the draft of men to all the wars; the draft of Everyman to unpaid bodyguard; the draft of men to all the hazardous jobs or ‘death professions.’warren farrell
One thing is clear, the president of North Vietnam is not a fanatic. He is a very strong and determined man, but capable of listening, something that is very rare in a person of his position.martin niemöller
North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.richard nixon
Think about this some of us actively fighting to remove Saddam Hussein don't agree with the cause themselves, but they're doing their duty. And it is our duty as loyal Americans to shut up once the fighting begins, unless unless facts prove the operation wrong, as was the case in Vietnam.Bill O'Reilly
Moms and daughters can negotiate over anything, and they can go on longer than it took to settle the Vietnam War.Steve Schirripa
Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort oftheliving room.Vietnamwaslost inthe living rooms of America, not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
Vietnam is the dead albatross around Johnson's neck that may pull him down.thomas a. bailey
By the 1970s, the American woman was being called ‘liberated’ or ‘superwoman’ while the American man was being called ‘baby killer’ if he fought in Vietnam, ‘traitor’ if he protested, or ‘apathetic’ if he did neither. Even men who came home paraplegics were literally spit on.warren farrell