Lawrence O’Donnell comes unhinged on John O’Neill and keeps asking him over and over, “What did you do to stop the war?”
I’ll tell you what he did, O’Donny: He killed the enemy. He spent 12 months over there doing what wins wars — killing the enemy and wrecking its morale.
There are two ways to win a war. You kill so many of the enemy that they are unable to fight, or you demoralize them enough that they don’t want to fight anymore. O’Neill followed path #1, and killed the enemy. That is what he was told to do. John Kerry, at the same time, did many, many things that made the second path almost impossible for the US. There was no way to demoralize the enemy when they had a vocal, well publicized cheerleader over here.
O’Neill, when he wasn’t able to kill the enemy any more because his tour was over, came home and fought John Kerry’s lies. When you can’t end the war by killing the enemy, you win the war by demoralizing him. O’Neill never stopped trying to end the war.
What did he do to end the war? He worked to WIN it, you miserable piece of shit. That is how a patriotic American ends a war.