I have been blessed often by Buddha, but equally by America.
We all know that in war the political and military factors have to complement each other.
By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam.
From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered to be an outpost in the war against communism.
By fighting a limited, defensive war, America permitted the enemy to endlessly re-supply their field armies.
The way Americans understand and treat other peoples almost guarantees that the world will suffer more trouble.
If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder. Vietnam was left to its own devices, drifting along towards its fate.
Through leadership of the fight against French colonialism, Ho Chi Minh had made a name for himself in the international political arena.
And then when they picked me as premiere, I don't think I feel, you know, different. For me, the position mean responsibility, but that's all.