They well understand our weaknesses and continually exploit them. Muqtada al-Sadr, while rallying his band of miscreants to continue their fight against the Americans said:
Asked how long his forces could continue fighting, al-Sadr said: "Let (me) remind you of Vietnam. We are an Iraqi people that has faith in God, and his prophet and his family. The means of victory that are available to us are much more than what the Vietnamese had. And God willing we shall be victorious."
We have been handwringing over Vietnam for 30 years or more and that fact is not lost on the likes of al-Sadr. They are still convinced that we do not have the national will to defeat them, and there are far too many people in this country who appear all too willing to prove them right.
Vietnam, like al-Sadr, is a demon that should be slain, once and for all.