Marine Gen. Slams Withdrawal
“Given the enemy hope.”
Marine Gen. James Mattis, former Commander of Central Command, strongly condemned Barack Obama’s planned retreat from Afghanistan, saying, “We want to crush the enemies hope to win through violence. Yet we have now given the enemy hope that if they hang on until our announced withdrawal date they can perhaps come back.” Those sentiments are shared by most active duty military leaders who would be subject to a courts martial for such criticism.
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