He's gone and convinced himself that, by repudiating the on-going, illegal, immoral, international war-crime called the ICORP of Iraq, Congress/the People would be telling the USer soldiers serving there that they were "losers." I heard the tape on NPR.
Lispin' Lindsey's all wet on this, of course. It might be true about a draftee military machine, with conditional soldiers. Being a "winner" matters to the amateur. Washington ran into a bit of that, iirc.
But a "professional military" knows that the last battle is always over. Such an inveterate mob of killers should not--cannot--be susceptible to such 'civilian' insecurities; it ought not--cannot--invest so much in one conflict that a 'defeat' could be truly consequential. For a standing, truly 'professional' military, there'll always be another war in the course of which the Soldaten can rebuild their (super)egos from the blood, flesh, and bones of their foes.
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