Quotation by Martha Gellhorn

America has made no reparation to the Vietnamese, nothing. We are the richest people in the world and they are among the poorest. We savaged them, though they had never hurt us, and we cannot find it in our hearts, our honor, to give them help—because the government of Vietnam is Communist. And perhaps because they won.
Martha Gellhorn (b. 1908), U.S. journalist, author. "The War in Vietnam—Vietnam Again, 1986," The Face of War (1959, rev. 1986).

Gellhorn went on to say, "After all this time I still cannot think calmly about that war. It was the only war I reported on the wrong side."
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