It has been pointed out to me that the Viet Cong were terrorists during the Vietnam War. I agree with that. Their tactics were similar to what has been used in Iraq against Americans. If we believe the Patriot, it appears the Americans used similar tactics against the British in the American Revolution. However, if you call them terrorists, someone might crack your head open. Were the tactics really similar, and if so, why were the americans not terrorists, but the Viet Cong were?