“Winding down the war” with the enemy still attacking you in the field is usually known in military circles by the word “surrender.” Yet here is where the cultural disconnect identified by Ralph Peters may strike again. Just as Obama and his minions could see nothing wrong with desertion and collaboration — in Peter’s words, seeing it as nothing more serious than skipping school — neither may they see anything particularly objectionable about that other cardinal taboo word in military culture: surrender.
So what if America surrenders? What’s the big deal? Here, take this Obamaphone and move on.
I think this is very close to the mindset in the White House. What normal Americans despise as treason, collaboration, desertion, and surrender, Obama and his ilk regard as victories for the downtrodden against American imperialism.
Also as the “rational” way to look at the world.
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