Hmmm. Let me see... did Germany take over any countries or fight any other countries immediately after we finished fighting that war? No. No, they didn't. After we won that war we dictated the rules to them and they obeyed.
Did Japan? No. No, they didn't. After we won that war we dictated the rules to them and they obeyed.
Did Vietnam? Yes. Yes they did. And they didn't give a rats ass what we thought.
Do you see the difference yet?
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Vietnam was already lost in 1954, long before the war went hot. Vietnam had fought off the Japanese in 1945 and were ready to become independent, and then the French decided they wanted to recolonize the area. America sold out is values and backed French imperialism over its own democratic ideals. Then in 1954 after the French got stomped, we then decided to back a horrible dictator like Diem.
Ho Chi Mihn was a nationalist, and had no idealist embracing of communism. He even came to the U.S. in 1919 and asked Wilson to push for the freedom of his country. We made him an enemy by constantly supporting colonialism. He went to the communists because they would support him when we would not.
By 63, the odds were horribly stacked against the U.S. The government in Saigon was utterly unable to stand on its own. Even if we had won a military victory, it would not have been enough. Even a defeated NVA army would have been enough to smash the ARVN forces if we left. Unless we wanted to stay forever, south Vietnam was going to fall.