President-elect Donald Trump today announced he is appointing retired US Marine Corp General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as Secretary of Defense. FINALLY A REAL MAN AND REAL SOLIDER IS GOING TO HEAD THE US MILITARY instead of the WEAK WILLED SISSIES that have been heading (destroying) it under Obama!!
General Mattis is a tough talking retired Marine Corp General who famously led the US invasion of Iraq back in 2003. You might recall that under the leadership of “Mad Dog” Mattis US forces trekked across Iraq virtually unopposed and very quickly right into the heart of Baghdad. Mattis was leading, at that time, the 1st Marine Corp Division. Mattis is well known for his tough talking style and for his reputation among his fellow generals as a “blunt military strategist.”
Back in San Diego in 2005 Gen. Mattis during a panel discussion let it be known that he enjoyed brawling and “killing the enemy in war.” Mattis is also the former commander of the US Central Command which covers the Mid East region and when it comes to that rogue state led by crazed Ayatollah’s called Iran, Mattis is considered a hardliner. In fact, when it comes to Iran, Mattis is said to have a rather confrontational tone which, of course, the Obama Administration frowned upon. That would be because the Obama Administration does not like strong will SOLDIERS but prefers SISSY soldiers instead that are weak-willed, coware, and simply do what they are told by the politicians.
Mattis is, indeed, rather outspoken when it comes to Iran and a few other rogue (read KNOWN terrorist sponsoring) nations. He once made the accusation that Iran’s top leadership was involved in an assassination plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US at a restaurant in Washington DC.
Mattis was born in 1950 and has received the Bronze Star Medal and the Legion of Merit medal. He was Supreme Allied Commander from 2007-2009 until Obama got rid of him. He is known for his stance on Iran’s nuclear development which he strongly and loudly opposes. Some of his colleagues consider him a “Warrior Monk” meaning he ponders deeply military strategy and is famous for telling Marines that the most important 6 inches on the battlefield is between their ears!
Mattis’ appointment will have to be confirmed by the Senate. He has been retired for 3 years and would need to waiver from the Senate from a 1947 law that stipulates a 7 year waiting period before such appointments. However, both the Senate and House will be dominated by Republican come January and his confirmation is highly likely.
One of the things I have opposed is the Obama Administration’s getting rid of seasoned generals and replacing them with weak-willed pawns! As far as I’m concerned Obama has done everything he can to weaken the US Military! Hopefully, Mattis can and will change all that. We need to take a hard line with Iran and some other nations because these nations are growingly DANGEROUS! Iran has said more than once that when it develops nukes they are going to take Israel off the face of the map and I have no doubt they will at least try to do just that. In that even we CANNOT have someone leading the Pentagon or White House that is an indecisive and gutless coward. Iran is going to have to be dealt with one way or the other period! Better sooner than later in my thinking.
Personally, I think Trump has made a good pick in Mattis. SCORE = 1. Now we’ll see whom he picks of the other cabinet positions.