We never claimed that the war would lead to an eradication of the Russian military in the Ukraine, only that it would reduce symptoms of the Russian presence.
We never claimed that the Ukraine military was more than 15% effective.
The sanctions were never intended to collapse the Russian economy, only reduce severe cases of Russian economic development.
The fact that the Russian economy is growing means the sanctions are effective.
We made a small statistical error in calculating Russian losses.
This was a test run, and now we’re prepared for the next Putin.
We had to lie because we didn’t think you could handle the truth.
We’re going to need a booster war with Russia every six months.