Comparing Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan

  1. Freeway Flyer profile image86
    Freeway Flyerposted 6 years ago

    How, if at all, do you think that the American situations in Iraq and Afghanistan are similar to what we faced in the Vietnam War?

    1. alternate poet profile image75
      alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The similarity is that they are all unjustified and intolerable aggression that do nothing for anyone except those who profit from war and have no regard for the suffering and misery of so many people.  And, like Vienam, they will prove to be futile and do nothing except manufacture the terrorists that the US administration uses to help them impose more and more controls on their own population.

  2. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image61
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 6 years ago

    American experiment in Vietnam can neither be compared to Iraq nor Afganistan.  Every one is different from the other. 

    Vietnam-- America tried to prevent communist expansion.
    Iraq-- America eliminated a potential enemy in the middle-east and 
            saved Israel.
    Afganistan-- America went in search of terrorists who terrorised
            them with the destruction of twin towers.

    In terms of profit and loss, Vietnam can be compared to Afganistan.. because nothing comes from Afganistan except the dead bodies of American soldiers. But Iraq is different, they have substituted the expenses with Iraq's oil.