— President Obama at the NATO summit in Chicago on Monday, explaining the potentially distorting impact of the U.S. military’s can-do culture.
“The danger a lot of times is not that anybody is purposely trying to downplay challenges in Afghanistan. A lot of times it's just the military culture is: `We can get it done.' And so, their thinking is, `How are we going to solve this problem?' not `Boy, why is this such a disaster?'”