Not Only the Longest War, and One of the Most Expensive, but We Lost!

A quote from an anonymous officer in the U.S. Army as reported in Tom Rick’s column in Foreign Policy –

“I don’t understand how the military can go on pretending that we didn’t lose the war in Iraq or that we’re not about to lose the war in Afghanistan. Withdrawing with honor can still be losing. Lee withdrew with honor at Gettysburg. He also lost. He lost because the conditions on the battlefield as he withdrew were not in his favor, but they were in the favor of his enemy. The same is true of Iraq today.”

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