When it comes to protocol, the military is on top of their game and clear-cut about details.
It is out of the ordinary to ever reprimand the current POTUS, the Commander-in-Chief, or even a former President in that matter. But when somebody does blast the President it is pretty significant, especially when it is made public.
Specifically, when a US general claims that the former President Obama handed over a psychological advantage to terrorists.
According to americanewshub:
U.S. ARMY GEN. JOHN NICHOLSON SLAMMED FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON MONDAY AND SAID THAT OBAMA LED JIHADISTS TO BELIEVE THE U.S. MILITARY HAD LOST THEIR WILL.
GEN. NICHOLSON MADE THAT STATEMENT IN A PUBLIC VIDEO, CNS NEWS REPORTED.
Nicholson did not hold back.
AS A RESULT, THE TALIBAN SAW U.S. FORCES AS WEAK AND BELIEVED THEY HAD “LOST (THEIR) WILL.”
“FROM 2011 TO 2016, WE TELEGRAPHED TO THE ENEMY THAT WE WERE LEAVING,” NICHOLSON SAID IN THE VIDEO.
“WE DREW DOWN OUR FORCES STEADILY – I’D SAY TOO FAR AND TOO FAST – AND SO THE ENEMY BELIEVED THAT IN THIS CONTEST OF WILLS, WE HAD LOST OUR WILL,” HE CONTINUED.
“NUMBER ONE, I’M CONCERNED ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WILL, AND INTERNATIONAL WILL TO SUCCEED.”
Nicholson said that previously he had been “very concerned about the level of losses” in Afghanistan.
Under the Obama administration between November 2015 and November 2016, the Afghani government lost control of about 15 percent of the country’s districts.
But all that changed with President Donald Trump.
Nicholson said that now under Trump, who is pro-military and pro-United States interests, “we now have the will to succeed.”
Trump addressed this during his Thanksgiving message to the troops that included a call to members of the 82nd Airborne in Kandahar, Afghanistan, noting that they weren’t “letting you win before” and now “we are letting you win.”
Since Trump has taken over they’ve basically defeated the ISIS as a caliphate, ejecting them from 95 percent of the territory they had previously grabbed. And they have changed the rules of engagement in Afghanistan including going after opium processing plants that support the Taliban with the blessings of the government.