I would continuously bring up the Afghanistan Papers every time the pragmatic line comes out. Those are the very words of the politicians and generals documenting what can only be described as the scam of all time, as was Iraq and every war this country has been involved in.
When trillions of dollars are being thrown away like there’s no tomorrow and those doing it admit they have no idea what they’re doing or why, this must be brought up every time without fail.
When the Pentagon literally cannot pass an audit and continues to have an accounting system that is the definition of organized crime, that cannot account for well over $20 trillion dollars, (and that’s just lately, check out the numerous times the Pentagon is called out for missing billions to trillions) this must be the retort. How is allowing THAT pragmatic.
Turner and others should travel everywhere with a booklet of choice quotes from The Afghanistan Papers as well as other instances of the Grand Theft that is regularly taking place and hit those asshats back with them. My guess is that they’ll shut up quickly.