The defeatists wanted something that they could never be given.
They wanted a Hollywood movie.
Well, despite the foregone conclusion of World War II, it was absolute hell to GET TO that foregone conclusion.
During the Battle of the Bulge, we lost 19,000 dead over six weeks.
That's 46,000 when scaled up to 2021.
We lost 4400 dead in Iraq over eight years.
In World War II, commanders EXPECTED large numbers of casualties. Our troops died like flies.