"All over America, the yellow ribbons are fading.
I hate to even have this thought, but our troops are war weary.
Their junior leaders see the political score. Indecisive leadership is abhorred in combat, even if it is emanating from a Washington office suite.
I received info that indicates morale is sliding in some combat units. Some sergeants do not want one of their men to be the last to die for a lost political cause. The moment they get the idea they are merely political pawns, morale will fall like a rock.
An army with lousy morale is a lousy army."