Beast, you are right that we did have a 10:1 kill ratio over the enemy, the difference was our willingness to continue to fight because of all the anti-American/war propoganded and politions being involed. In my view politions belong in an office pushing papers, leave the wars to the generals. That was one of our mistakes is allowing the suits to say what our forces could and couldnt do for the simple act of looking good with out accomplishing what needed to be done.
Also, we really did not lose the Vietnam war, just that a lot of people did not support it any more and politions only look at their raitings and what the flaver of the day was and then go with that be it right or wrong, and the flaver of the day was anti-American and anti war, which I am sorry to say still exist to this day. Any time a conflict breaks out they use the whole Vietnam card which is out right retarded and a poor exuse. We did not lose, we simply did not want to play any more in a maner of speaking but the enemy did acheive their objective and that was to drive the us out because they knew that they could not beat us. The only way any conflict would look like a Vietnam again is if our politions tell us to pull out our forces before the job is done.
Fact. Politions do not know jack about war and there for should really have no say in what needs to be done and how our forces go about doing it, thats left up to the generals.
Second. about 90% of politions do not know anything about basic buisness either. But thats getting into something else entirly.
Thirdly. A time table for a troop with draw is also a very very very bad idea and the answer is easy to see and that is because all the enemy has to do is wait untill we leave and then they come right back in again which completely undermines everything we have done. Its not about dieng for ones own country and cause, its about making your enemy die for theirs.