No honest analysis of the the Vietnam War could conclude that the United States suffered a military defeat. We abandoned the cause and handed the South Vietnamese over to the communist because of domestic political turmoil. The radicals won the day and the communist quenched their thirst for blood. There were almost twice as many casualties in Southeast Asia the first two years after the fall of Saigon in 1975 than during the ten years the U.S. was involved in Vietnam. Thank you Noam Chomsky and all your brethren.
I bring this up because of the nonsense I hear from the left. They say that Iraq has become another Vietnam and we should get out. I say the only way Iraq could become another Vietnam is if we, yet again, "abandoned the cause" and handed the Iraqis over to the vampires. Please, let's not make that mistake again.