I just watched the Frontline special, "A Company of Soldiers". It is an amazing documentary of a month spent with a squad of soldiers in Iraq during the month of November. It can be watched online here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/view/ As I watched the program, I felt I had entered a surreal world. The young GI's were able to create this fantasy of rationalized reality. They were the good guys no matter what they did. Somehow they seemed to forget, they invaded the country. They were the ones wearing rayban sunglasses as they bragged about running people off the road, shot at anyone too close to them, killed innocent civilians, shot up vehicles, threatened and bullied anyone as they wanted. The military lingo was Orwellian as they labeled opposition as anti-iraqi forces instead of anti-american forces. And they couldn't understand how anyone could be so cowardly as to destroy a Bagdad Christian Church, as their fellow soldiers were leveling mosques in Falluja. The narrowmindedness was astounding. The soldiers couldn't comprehend they would react just as the insurgents, if Iraqis invaded the US. One soldier wanted payback for his killed buddy. He didn't seem to realize that maybe Iraqis were killing them because the US invaded Iraq and have killed tens of thousand of Iraqis. No matter what the soldiers did, they were the good guys. It was absolutely surreal. Sadly, one of the most powerful moments is when a soldier shoots and kills a dog. The anguish of the dog's owner is understandable by any human being. To their credit, many of the other soldiers were also disgusted. At the rate we are creating enemies in Iraq, it is impossible to win. This is another Vietnam-or Algeria. I can't blame too much on ignorant, 20-something year old soldiers. They are too young to think critically or questioningly. They are an unthinking product of their society just following orders. They try to make sense of nonsense-as one dies here and another is maimed there. However if you know any local neocons, you know-those individuals with tailored brown shirts deep in their closets and blood on their souls, thank them for America's next Vietnam. So my point? Someone tell me why I am wrong???? Why isn't Iraq another Vietnam? After watching this documentary, I see the same elements in place. Explain to me why and how we will win, instead of lose, after watching the alienation of the populace shown in this Frontline documentary?