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    The last man in the world who should have been criticized was the American soldier. They should have criticized me.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: men  world  american 
     
    The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: people  live  military 
     
    In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: lost 
     
    The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: vietnam 
     
    It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically running the Viet Cong operation.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: running 
     
    The politicians in Washington just had no idea about the complexity of the situation in South Vietnam.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: ideas  vietnam 
     
    I don't think I have been loved by my troops, but I think I have been respected.
    — William Westmoreland
    I don't take criticism lying down.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: criticism  lying 
     
    Anytime it was advertised that I was going to be at a particular place, the radicals would be there, the cameras with TV news.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: radical 
     
    When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care - and to the mail
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: food  care  vietnam 
     
    As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion - and I worried about it.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: opinion  vietnam 
     
    The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: military  war 
     
    When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: vietnam 
     
    I see battlefields that are under 24-hour real or near-real time surveillance of all types. I see battlefields on which we can destroy anything we can locate through instant communications and almost instantaneous application of highly lethal firepower.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: time  communication  real 
     
    We'll blast them back into the stone ages!
    — William Westmoreland
    We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: winning  war 
     
    War is fear cloaked in courage.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: fear  war  courage 
     
    I've made this statement many times: If I would have to do it over again, I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive.
    — William Westmoreland
    This was a type of war that we'd had no experience with before. Some of our policies were kind of trial and error in character.
    — William Westmoreland
    Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.
    — William Westmoreland
    They're asking women to do impossible things. I don't believe women can carry a pack, live in a foxhole, or go a week without a bath.
    — William Westmoreland
    We have reached an important point when the end begins to come into view.
    — William Westmoreland
    Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: mind 
     
    Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: vietnam 
     
    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
    tags: enemies  men  believe  enemy  war  vietnam 
     
    I haven't yet figured out how I was made first captain, because I was not an outstanding student. I was an adequate student.
    — William Westmoreland
    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
    I have no apologies, no regrets. I gave my very best efforts.... I've been hung in effigy. I've been spat upon. You just have to let those things bounce off .
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: regret 
     
    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
    tags: alone  war  vietnam 
     
    I was participating in my own lynching, but the problem was I didn't know what I was being lynched for.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: problem 
     
    My wife was my greatest asset. I didn't marry her until after World War II, but she has complemented me in every job I've ever had
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: world  job  war  wife  marry 
     
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