Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis is being considered as our next Secretary of Defense. I believe he is, by far, the right man for the job.
I try to do a little “due diligence” on what is going on around me. I’ve just read and listened to interviews for Gen. Mattis. I knew he is the real deal when it comes to being a warrior. I’ve found he is also an extremely intelligent individual. In fact, he never married and dedicated his entire life to the Corps (if anyone wants to call him gay…go ahead I sure as hell ain’t gonna do it). Others called him the “Warrior Monk.”
He is a compassionate leader who leads from the front. He often spent nights in the foxholes with his men. He holds a clear view of the military role within a democracy.
Below are a few of his more famous quotes. He produces them on a par with Patton.
“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.”
“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.”
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
“There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.”
“You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”
“I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”
“I’ve lived a very colorful life and I’ve said some things. But not once have I taken them back, and I’ve never apologized for them — and I won’t. I like the enemy knowing there are a few guys like me around.”
“The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
“No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.”
I listened to his planned strategy and implementation for dealing with ISIS. Get a coalition, cordon the pissants and then kill every one of them no quarter given He regrets that should any with to surrender, his Marines would not kill them. (Actually, he sounded like he didn’t want the headache of caring for prisoners.)