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Donald Trump forces James Mattis out early

December 23, 2018

  Last week James Mattis suddenly announced he was going to “retire” in February because of policies differences he has with the President. This news came the day after Donald Trump announced the United States would be pulling out of Syria and on the same day we also learned there would be a major draw down of troops in Afghanistan.

  It would appear these two decisions are what spurred James Mattis to retire, and being a general it is understandable that he would want to keep troops in the Middle East with basically no plan to ever leave like was the case with the previous two administrations. What is interesting however is how, after years of screaming it was time to get out of the Middle East, Democrats have suddenly turned into warmongers who support an endless war. But I digress…

  Earlier today Donald Trump announced that he did not want to wait until February to replace James Mattis by tweeting out the name of his replacement effective January 1st. 

  Needless to say liberals who are suddenly huge fans of the “Mad Dog” are outraged at the disrespect the President has shown James Mattis but honestly, if you have a Secretary of Defense who you know does not support what you are doing and you have a replacement ready to go who you know does then why bother waiting?

  This is of course assuming that the replacement, in this case Patrick Shanahan, is the person you really want and are not rushing into a decision because you want to show up James Mattis because you feel he showed you up.

  I hope that Donald Trump is making this decision for the right reasons and is not making a rash decision so that he can feel as if he had the last laugh. Time will tell if this was the right decision but if James Mattis was going to be a distraction then I think there was no reason to delay the inevitable.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

One Comment leave one →
  1. kdocburgess permalink
    December 24, 2018 10:51 am

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ and commented:
    Huge DITTO from this Seeker…


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