Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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For all the Bushies that have been saying that Iraq is nothing like Viet Nam. That we are doing so much better than Viet Nam as we have "only" lost 3200+ servicemen and women. Well, I finally found the little chart that I have been looking for.
Here are fatality charts for Iraq and Viet Nam looking at the FIRST YEAR, FIRST FOUR YEARS and ENTIRE CONFLICT.
Now, you will see that spike in Viet Nam that occurred as we escalated, going into neighboring countries who were supplying NVA and guerilla troops with weapons and support. Pretty soon the whole region was in conflict
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.