Originally Posted by ghost457
what im saying is that the idea of training the Vietnamese to fight their own war is the same as training the Iraqis to fight off the insurgents, so then US troops can come home. the policy is the same, and it didnt work then, so why should it now?
First of all, try to be a bit more specific please. Using "Vietnamization" is painting with a very broad brush. And no, it's not the same. Many many of the Vietnamese who fought for South Vietnam were very sincere and quite motivated to fight for their land. They understood exactly what they had to win or lose. And many of them were very skilled fighters indeed. I'm not so sure the same can be said about the Iraqis. Not that highly motivated and skilled troops don't exist in Iraq - just not sure of the proportions of numbers.
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