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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1881
AUTHOR: Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–73)
QUOTATION: In Asia we face an ambitious and aggressive China, but we have the will and we have the strength to help our Asian friends resist that ambition. Sometimes our folks get a little impatient. Sometimes they rattle their rockets some, and they bluff about their bombs. But we are not about to send American boys 9 or 10,000 miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
ATTRIBUTION: President LYNDON B. JOHNSON, remarks at Akron University, Akron, Ohio, October 21, 1964.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963–64, book 2, pp. 1390–91.
SUBJECTS: Vietnam War