The world is far beyond needing a knight in shining armor. We need the knight with the battered, gouged and dented armor.
Send forth the knight who has seen defeat, and the crushing sorrow of loss - that broken knight who took his dirty, dented armor back into battle again after healing from defeat - just to carve out impossible victory. I want a knicked sword, polished to a sheen, but everything else needs the worn patina of battle-crush and scratches from the fight.
My comments on our 'accelerated withdraw from Afghanistan':
Immediately is not soon enough. Soldiers Lost: 2,083... Soldiers Wounded: 23,500+... Taxpayer Cost: $601780133410 ... Years Lost: 11 Years 3 months 4 days BENEFIT TO AMERICA = NOTHING after we defeated the Taliban 10 years ago.