During a press conference from Germany on Tuesday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said that the Ukraine War could be sustained because the United States and its allies are “rich.”
Asked if Ukraine’s “military partners have the industrial capacity to enable Ukraine to make major gains in another fighting season,” Milley responded, “…you asked about the capacity. Can we continue to do this? The short answer is yes, we can continue to do this, and the United States and its allied countries are rich, powerful, with significant resources, military resources that are capable of sustaining this fight, in President Biden’s words, as long as it takes.”
As long as it takes. In other words, we’re willfully plunging our country into a blood-and-treasure quagmire that may end in nuclear war.
He added, “And that’s what the intent is of our political leadership of all of the nations of Europe and around the world, actually, and the United States, and that’s exactly what we, the military, will do. We’ll do what we’re directed to do, and we’re going to do it as long as it takes.”
Milley ended his opening remarks at the press conference by saying, “Slava Ukraini,” which means “Glory to Ukraine.” Is he the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman of the U.S. or Ukraine?
Recent polls show that the American public is becoming more wary of sending more aid to Ukraine. A CNN poll in August showed a majority of Americans oppose more U.S. aid for Ukraine.