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Artist or CreatorMac [Stan McMurtry]
Title or Caption'If only they'd let him rescue her, we could get back to living again'
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Published byDaily Mail
Date11 May 1972
Embedded text or transcriptAmerican prestige
Person DepictedNixon; Richard M. (Richard Milhous), (1913-1994)
NotesNews: 4 May: President Nixon gave a speech to the guest of Mr John Connally, the US Treasury Secretary, in which he said he foresaw a bloodbath among the loyal South Vietnamese "that would stain the hands of the United States for time immemorial". He said that is country like North Vietnam "massively assisted with the most modern technical weapons by two communist superpowers" could invade and conquer another "you can see how that pattern would be repeated in other countries throughout the world. What is on the line in Vietnam is not just peace for Vietnam, but peace in the Middle-East, peace in Europe, and peace not just for the five or six or seven years immediately ahead of us, but possibly for a long time in the future." He added that abandonment of Vietnam would cause a loss of respect for the office of the American Presidency "and I am not going to let that happen".
News: 10 May: President Nixon gave a n address to the nation on television in which he said, "Five weeks ago, on Easter weekend, the communist armies of North Vietnam launched a massive invasion that was made possible by tanks, artillery, and other advance offensive weapons supplied to Hanoi by the Soviet Union and other communist nations. The South Vietnamese have fought bravely to repel this brutal assault. Casualties on both sides have been high. Most tragically, there have been over 20,000 civilian casualties, including women and children, in cities which the North Vietnamese have shelled in wanton disregard for human life. ...."
Vietnam War 1964-1973
Presidents USA
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