Remember: Iraq Is Nothing Like Vietnam
It is sheer coincidence that after listening to the Shrubbery speak at Annapolis, Bobby at Bark Bark Woof Woof
posts The Shadows of the Past
and R. Neal at Facing South
posts The "Vietnamization" phase
which are both based on Nixon's speech on November 3, 1969 outlining his plan for "victory" in Southeast Asia.
The short version of Nixon's speech: "as the South Vietnamese stand up, American troops will stand down".
This was Nixon's "secret plan" to end the war. About 10,000 names were added to The Wall
between this speech and the final pull out.