Anybody else watching the documentary series being aired this week? It's been the most comprehensive documentary on the topic I have seen - I think close to 5 hours of material so far and we are only on the third night with several more episodes to go. The documentary goes into some considerably detail about the level of corruption within the South Vietnamese government. Based on that, the lack of support from the South Vietnamese people for the corrupt government and the level of commitment of the communist Vietnamese, that conflict seemed like a loser from the get go. Sadly, I get the sense that both Iraq and Afghanistan have all the characteristics that made South Vietnam a loser - corrupt government, lack of support from the people, United States doing the heavy lifting.