The Trump railed against the professional military that hasn’t won a war (without massive Soviet assistance) in over 100 years – despite constant chances.
Trump is then said to have complained about President Barack Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal, and the length of the war in Afghanistan. Each time, his generals reportedly tried to gently explain why his view of these complex geopolitical issues might not be entirely accurate. It was reportedly during a conversation about Afghanistan that Trump blew his top.
The president reportedly called Afghanistan a “loser war,” and told his military leaders: “You’re all losers… You don’t know how to win anymore… I want to win… We don’t win any wars anymore… We spend $7 trillion, everybody else got the oil and we’re not winning anymore.” It’s reported that Trump was so angry at this point that he wasn’t breathing properly.
In his most incendiary comment, Trump—a man who, remember, managed to get out of military duty in Vietnam due to a supposed bone-spur problem—is said to have told the assembled forces, “I wouldn’t go to war with you people… You’re a bunch of dopes and babies.”
Don’t let them make you do things like instigating a war with Iran, Mr. Trump. I recommend what I call Operation O-6. Fire the admirals and generals and promote the junior officers. Task them with dismantling the empire. If they turn into dopes, then fire them too. Fire more brass, fewer missiles.