Gary Shills tried to tell him, yessir, he did! But Obama just wouldn't listen! He wouldn't! Anyway, Shills:
But now we are ten years into a war that could drag on for another ten, and could catch in its trammels the next president, the way Vietnam tied up president after president.Yeah, well, look, this to me is the strongest possible case for continuing the war in Afghanistan. If it manages to destroy the Presidency, the United States, and our system of government, then perhaps all those peasants will not have died in vain.