Abuse and slander of US troops is cowardice
Of course the military situation on the ground is different -- urban warfare as opposed to jungle combat -- but the social ramifications have become terrifyingly similar.
Perhaps the most obvious example of this is the level of poison which has infected the debate in America.
With a lame-duck president and conflicting reports about how the campaign in Iraq is going -- is the surge really as successful as the military claims? Is the war really going as badly as the Left insists? -- the raw, unfiltered hatred is still there between both sides.