Marine General Mattis to Meet with Trump about Defense Secretary
Marine legend General James Mattis is scheduled to sit down with Donald Trump on Saturday to discuss whether he would be a good pick for Secretary of Defense. We love it! He’d make a fabulous Secretary of Defense!
Trump’s public relations people downplayed the event by saying that this was just a meeting with ‘experts to hear their thoughts and advice.’ But General Mattis IS a contender for the position. The question will be whether the General will accept if it is offered to him.
Trump is reportedly considering two retired Generals as Secretary of Defense: James Mattis and Jack Keane, according to Bloomberg. James Mattis would have liberals in an absolute tizzy, with their heads spinning off their wimpy bodies.
Actually, so would retired Army General Jack Keane, who once told reporters that “it’s a fact that generals who disagree with the Obama administration are asked to leave the service.”
But Mattis is literally a legend.
General James Mattis, was the 11th head of US CENTCOM. He was forced into retirement after he vocally criticized Obama over Iran. Also known as “Mad Dog Mattis,” or the “warrior poet” he has said things that make Donald Trump’s words sound like Cinderella talk. But he is also one of the fairest, most beloved Generals since Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller.
A Movement was afoot early on to draft him for a Presidential campaign, a move which he declined.
A couple of examples:
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”
or how about this one:
“The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”
Foreign Policy (which tends toward the liberal view and loves Obama) once wrote just prior to him being forced out of his position:
“The White House view, apparently, is that Mattis was too hawkish, which is not something I believe, having seen him in the field over the years. I’d call him a tough-minded realist, someone who’d rather have tea with you than shoot you, but is happy to end the conversation either way… The message the Obama Administration is sending, intentionally or not, is that it doesn’t like tough, smart, skeptical generals who speak candidly to their civilian superiors.” Thomas E. Ricks, WaPost reporter
It would be a powerful statement to have Mattis as Secretary of Defense. There would be no more waffling and fakery, lying and coddling our enemies from the DoD.