Trump’s Parade of Retired Generals: Good or Bad?

 In opinion, Politics

An article from Robert Burns, a National Security Reporter for AP, says that some are worried that Trump has turned to so many retired Generals for job interviews. They are concerned because they think he is militarizing the cabinet posts.  But they needn’t get their panties in a wad because that’s not what’s happening.

Returning the real leaders

President-elect Trump has been interviewing retired Generals, some of whom were forced out after they clashed with the Obama Administration over military policy and method.

The result of the Obama administration’s “strategies,” or lack thereof, has been continuing war on every front, a military that is a shadow of its former self, and Islamic killers built up and dispersed through the nations. Obama’s approach has been a major disaster to the United States and our military.

We’ve seen left wing media try to say that all these generals will mean war. Seriously? Have any of these fluffy keyboard warriors bothered to look outside their windows? We’re at war now both on our own soil and in other nations.

There is great wisdom to be found in all these generals, wisdom that Trump will need to be President. He has been considering more than James Mattis and Jack Keane. David Petraeus, and  John Kelly are also being considered for various posts such as DHS, CIA, etc.

Let’s look at an example:


Trump’s rhetoric in the campaign was strong about waterboarding. He has been hot to reinstate the practice after it was removed by the Obama administration. But when he asked Gen James Mattis about it, he got a surprise response:

“I’ve always found, give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and I do better with that than I do with torture.” General James Mattis, Ret.

Mattis’ response to Trump’s question made him step back and think. It’s not off the table by any means, but it caused him to stop and evaluate his stance.

“If it’s so important to the American people, I would go for it. I would be guided by that…But General Mattis found it to be very less important, much less important than I thought he would say. I thought he would say — you know, he’s known as Mad Dog Mattis, right? Mad Dog for a reason. I thought he’d say, ‘It’s phenomenal, don’t lose it.’ However, Mattis actually said, ‘No, give me some cigarettes and some drinks, and we’ll do better,’ ” Donald Trump

Other Generals that Trump met with told him that Mattis was the best of all, a legend in his time. The President-Elect respects that…something Obama never had for any of our military – respect was totally lacking. We need our great leaders back in the government. We need them to lead again.

Veterans are GOOD for America!

Military veterans are LESS likely to go to war than civilians. They know what’s out there. This isn’t the movies. They know the horror, the death, the anguish of combat. They know the consequences, the toll on human beings. Having strong military advisers and members of Trump’s cabinet is a good thing for America.




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