Quotation by Richard M. Nixon

Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.
Richard M. Nixon (1913–1992), U.S. Republican politician, president. television broadcast, Nov. 3, 1969. Quoted in Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, ch. 14, Stephen Ambrose (1989).

In his Memoirs, Nixon commented: "Very few speeches actually influence the course of history. The November 3 speech was one of them." On the subject of Vietnam, he later wrote: "No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now."("No More Vietnams" in New York Times (March 28, 1985)).
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