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Neil Sheehan Quotes

Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent.
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I think you have to remember that Americans saw their purpose as so innately good that they could excuse the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes. Because the purposes were so good, they would justify this pain we were inflicting on other people.

— Neil Sheehan

We thought that whatever we wanted to do was right and good, simply because we were Americans, and we would succeed at it because we were Americans.

— Neil Sheehan

People talked to me in a way I think they would not have talked to somebody who hadn't shared the experience; they gave me their papers, they gave me their diaries. I found people constantly opening up to me. And I think they did because I had shared that experience with them.

— Neil Sheehan

We wanted to see this country win the war just as much as those advisors did. We felt we would help to do that by reporting the truth. And so there was the moral outrage over this general and the ambassador in Saigon who kept denying the truth we would see.

— Neil Sheehan

I went to Vietnam; it was my first assignment as a reporter for the UPI, and I never could get away from the war.

— Neil Sheehan

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