For those who compare the war in Iraq to the "police action" in Viet Nam, you need to look at the facts before you start jumping to conclusions.
In Viet Nam we invaded a foreign country to put down a terrorist regime and to help the people establish a democratic government.
We claimed that terrorist elements would maintain power in the entire region for years to come if not stopped in this one place.
We tried to train a domestic army and police force to protect the new democracy, with the effect of increased aggression against them by insurgents.
We provided billions of dollars in aid to the civilian population to rebuild their country after we tried to destroy it.
There was an organized insurgent element within the country which caused as many casualties as actual warfare, and would stop at nothing to drive the invading forces from its country.
The war dragged on for years with no lasting benefits to the people because the insurgent element would destroy anything we accomplished and would constantly terrorize anyone who was on our side.
Our leaders would lie to us and tell us that all was well and that we were "this close" to victory, but we needed more troops and more money to succeed.
So its not that hard to see if iraq and Viet Nam really have anything in common.
Posted by antenna_conspiracy0
at 06:42 CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 11 October 2005 06:59 CDT