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Vietnam veterans in Iraq

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I for one am tired of the whole Vietnam/Iraq analogy. One statistic explodes the comparison -- in Iraq we’ve averaged about 50 to 60 dead a month. In Vietnam, we averaged 655 dead per month. Blood is blood, and I don’t mean to disparage anyone’s sacrifice, but Vietnam was a much more serious, costly conflict -- although I suspect that Iraq is far more important in geopolitical terms.

"’When I get home next time,’ Huffman said, ’the hardest thing to get used to will be the eight-hour workdays. Over here, we’re always raring to go.’"

"’The thing I regret most about my time [in Vietnam] was we were just plain fighters. We didn’t go out and help people with their everyday lives.’"

Stories such as this one are the ones which really make me proud of our American Military personnel. This boys know what they’re doing, and they’re proud to be the ones to do it. Its too bad more people don’t think that way about their jobs.

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