“The key here is that we’re trying to end a war responsibly, deliberately,” Milley said, “and to do it on terms that guarantee the safety of the U.S. vital national security interests that are at stake in Afghanistan.”
The only responsible way to end a war is with victory.
It seems Mark Milley believes we can go to war, force a people to fight a war for us by financing their little toy military, lie to ourselves on PowerPoint for nearly two decades about how GREAT we are and what a GREATABULOUS job we’re doing and then, when we grow weary, we can just walk away from that conflict and call it responsible.
For if we speak it, it shall be…as long as we put it on a four blocker on PowerPoint in Arial font.
“When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war,” General McChrystal dryly remarked, one of his advisers recalled, as the room erupted in laughter.