He speaks the truth, there is no way that we can fight wars from the border of Pakistan all the way to the borders of Jordan without breaking our forces and taxpayers. We need balance, we have over 44 million people uninsured, social security at risk, and Medicare also at a breaking point, we should and will not trade these for global hegemony, which we will inevitably lose anyway. These wars go against our national interests in the region and the american heritage, to not get entagled in foreign wars and politics. We did our job, and we could live with a nuclear Iran, just like we live with a nuclear Pakistan, if Israel cannot, then Israel should take it on at its own expense.
from the article: U.S. army chief: Iraq war has sapped ability to fight Iran