“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Santayana
There appear to be sufficient parallels to justify a reminder. Of course such comparisons are apt to get nitpicked into meaninglessness, but with the GWOT morphing into “something else” it might be worth revisiting the words Thieu offering when resigning before the fall of Saigon:
“At the time of the peace agreement the United States agreed to replace equipment on a one-by-one basis. But the United States did not keep its word. Is an American’s word reliable these days? The United States did not keep its promise to help us fight for freedom and it was in the same fight that the United States lost 50,000 of its young men.” Emphasis added
ETA: Oh yeah! John Kerry for Secretary of State. That’ll show ‘em.