The Last Man...
Here's a terrific post on the subject of Vietnam and Iraq
:Who was the last man to die for what John Kerry called a mistake? Was it that American soldier whose name is the last name on the last panel of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C.? Was it a soldier in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, whichever true believer didn't strip off his uniform and desert in the end? The last of the 2 million Cambodian men, women and children to die in the Khmer Rouge killing fields in 1979. A Vietnamese boat person, thrown over the side when the pirates of the South China Sea took his money and his wife in the early 1980s?
This is why we can't abandon Iraq. We will certainly lose more men and women winning this war, but there would be far more deaths if we adopt the Vietnam "solution".