I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.
... and exit strategies are a good thing...
Victory means exit strategy, and it’s important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is.
... as long as they apply to a president who isn't him.
[Then-Governor George] Bush, in Austin, criticized President Clinton’s administration for not doing enough to enunciate a goal for the Kosovo military action and indicated the bombing campaign might not be a tough enough response.
He also said that if US troops were to remain in Yugoslavia as a residual force, it was important that US troops be withdrawn over time and supplemented with troops from European allies.
But, I mean, that was an effort to remove a genocidal despot from power and restore peace and democracy to an ethnically and religiously divided region. Not applicable even a little bit.