"We don't belong there."
"These aren't the right people."
"It doesn't matter now. Deal with it."
"Sir, I'm trying. It's not easy."
"It never is. How do you think I got here?"
"I understand sir, the odds were against you."
"Our situation was hopeless. It wasn't all me, but I kept pushing through it all with everyone else. Look what happened."
"It is remarkable."
"Indeed it is Colonel. There is no perfect situation, it only gets worse. We'll do what we can to help, but you're on your own."
"Thank you sir. I'll see you in a few weeks."
"Let's hope you last that long. You have permission to depart, good luck, and Godspeed."