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Michael Herr Quotes and Sayings

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Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.
- Michael Herr

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 wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

 

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

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced
in leadership in tight circumstances.
He started - he dropped the first bomb,
led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
- James Stockdale

I went to Vietnam; it was my first assignment as a reporter for the UPI,
and I never could get away from the war.
- Neil Sheehan

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If John Kerry had a dollar for every time he bragged
about serving in Vietnam -
oh wait,
he does.
- Ann Coulter

It's a weird scene.
You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're
surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking
you about Vietnam and race relations.
- Vida Blue

I learned a lot from Vietnam veterans,
especially as some of them turned against their own war.
- Robert Jay Lifton

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

Had there been a reporter along with Lieutenant Calley
when he massacred those people in Vietnam,
I think that probably wouldn't have happened.
- Bob Schieffer

I have been to several wars to draw.
I went to Vietnam.
And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there,
and found that to be a very very sad situation.
- Gerald Scarfe

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

It's shades of Vietnam again, folks:
body counts.
- Seymour Hersh

These men were wrongfully rejected, the veterans.
The fighting man should never have been blamed for Vietnam.
- Neil Sheehan

We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange
after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted,
after untold suffering by veterans.
- Jim McDermott

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

I remember being a kid and the Vietnam War was huge
and looking at Watergate.
- David Cross

George W. had a plan.
He arranged to join the Air National Guard in Texas,
which meant he would not be sent to Vietnam.
- Peter Jennings

The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to
trust our own government statements.
I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them.
- J. William Fulbright

Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war,
but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words.
- Bruce Jackson

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

I could have ended the war in a month.
I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.
- Barry Goldwater

From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered
to be an outpost in the war against communism.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era,
which was brought about through Marxist propaganda
underlying the so-called peace movement.
- Jon Voight

I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Hollywood never knew there was a Vietnam War until they made the movie.
- Jerry Stiller

Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War.
- Peter Jennings

I wanted to have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and Sydney,
and have the chance to work there.
- Brendan Fraser

Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake,
the American people can't afford to treat this new
war against terrorism like they did Vietnam.
- David Hackworth

When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and
have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship.
Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
- William Westmoreland

I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids
I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines
that I served with for a quarter of a century.
- Oliver North

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

We didn't lose Vietnam.
We quit Vietnam.
- Alexander Haig

We should declare war on North Vietnam.
We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it,
and still be home by Christmas.
- Ronald Reagan

I had a lot of fun in Cambodia, much more so in Cambodia than Vietnam.
- Ed Bradley

I was not able to stop or slow down the Vietnam War.
- Mike Mansfield

After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder.
Vietnam was left to its own devices,
drifting along towards its fate.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

South Vietnam faces total defeat, and soon.
- William Colby

Fonda was neither wrong nor unconscionable in what
she said and did in North Vietnam.
- Tom Hayden

After four or five different wars, I grew weary of that work,
partly because in an open war, open to coverage,
as Vietnam was, it's not that difficult,
really.
- Morley Safer

In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War,
the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders
hoped and trusted they would do.
- Hugo Black

When the soldiers came home from Vietnam,
there were no parades, no celebrations.
So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
- William Westmoreland

If the Mets can win the World Series,
the United States can get out of Vietnam.
- Tom Seaver

The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black,
were the ultimate sacrifice.
- Marion Berry

Because the GIs were sent massively to South Vietnam,
maybe it's a good idea to have a broadcast for them.
- Hanoi Hannah

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.
It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
- Richard M. Nixon

Vietnam was as much a laboratory experiment as a war.
- John Pilger

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

Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote,
the left, myself among them, all knew that something
terrible was happening in Vietnam,
though most now claim to remember otherwise.
- James Donald

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

My mind-set is Munich.
Most of my generation's is Vietnam.
- Madeleine Albright

So one important lesson of Vietnam is,
the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are
the American troops called on to fight it.
Their service should be honored.
- Paul Begala

The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time,
even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps
to a majority of Americans.
- Howard Fineman

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans
of America continued to struggle to establish a combat
badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.
- Tim Holden

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

I did three tours in Vietnam.
I guess a total of about almost two years.
- Morley Safer

Philadelphia reflected the national turmoil over race and the Vietnam War,
often exploding on my watch.
- Andrea Mitchell

I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.
- Stephen Ambrose

I'm not a pacifist.
I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also
supported the intervention in Korea,
but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
- Benjamin Spock

The US military still blames the media for stories
and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam.
- Bruce Jackson

We should bomb Vietnam back into the stone age.
- Curtis Lemay

By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually
impossible for South Vietnam to survive.
How in the heck could they?
- William Westmoreland

Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
- R. Lee Ermey

To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.
- Benjamin Spock

The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece.
The names of the dead are listed there,
chronologically.
Just the names.
- William Westmoreland

I wasn't for Vietnam.
When I told that to the hippie newspaper,
all my people got nervous.
- Loretta Lynn

Millions also perished in the Chinese camps,
and there have been terrible genocides in Cambodia and Vietnam.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen


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