Every American War from about 1991 forward is pretty much the same:
1. Starts out scary/romantic like World War II
2. Our bombing is most awesome...sorry about that nursery school/wedding/funeral/Amway Convention
...a decade of futility goes by...
3. Perpetually train forces, or it will end up just like Vietnam (while it ends up just like Vietnam)
Blather, rinse, repeat.