In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
We are all in it together. This is a war. We take a few shots and it will be over. We will give them a few shots and it will be over.
As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible.
The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.