As I've said before, Iraq is exactly like Vietnam, except:
- We've captured Ho Chi Minh
- We occupy Hanoi
- We've helped the Vietnamese draft a Constitution
- We've helped the Vietnamese go to the voting booth three times (the first three times ever)
- The new government of Vietnam has tried and executed Ho Chi Minh.
As the InstaPundit points out, the graph would look a bit different if we were comparing unfavorable news reports.
UPDATE: Riel World View has some actual numbers, year by year. I like the pretty picture from appealforcourage.org better.