Vice President Dick Cheney told a convention of the Marine Corps League that “To quit would be to lose this fight and the consequences would be grievous.” He warned leaving would result in “chaos.” As I recall, the United States in 2001 was on the path to destroying the Taliban in Afghanistan when Cheney and Bush pulled them away from completing the task to seek WMD that did not exist. The result was grievous and the consequences was “chaos” for Iraq.
The Vice President continues making the same speech about maintaining the path to “victory” regardless of the cost. Unfortunately, the cost invariably is the lives of American soldiers and marines. I suspect there were many in the audience who wondered why an admitted draft dodger was doing giving lectures to marines about fighting and dying.