Ash Carter, the pink pantie obsessed Secretary of Defense under Barack Obama will soon be surrendering his posh Pentagon office to a real man. Carter – a warmongering chickenhawk who never served – made it his mission to integrate transvestites and perverts into the military will be replaced by retired Marine Corps hardass James “Mad Dog” Mattis who President-elect Donald Trump selected as the man to lead the nation’s armed forces.
The pick shows that Trump is serious when it comes to rescuing the military from the clutches of Obama and his Harvard professor social engineer Carter and should send a very loud message to the freaks and head-choppers of ISIS that their days are numbered.
Reuters is reporting “Trump to nominate retired General Mattis for Pentagon”:
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday night he would nominate retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, known as “Mad Dog” and renowned for his tough talk and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, to lead the Pentagon.
“We are going to appoint ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as our secretary of defense,” Trump told a rally in Cincinnati. He said the formal announcement would be made on Monday.
The choice of a seasoned military strategist would be another indication that Trump, a Republican, intends to steer U.S. foreign policy away from Democratic President Barack Obama’s increased reliance on U.S. allies to fight Islamist militants and to help deter Russian and Chinese aggression in Europe and Asia.
Mattis is a revered figure in the Marine Corps and known for his distrust of Iran.
The Washington Post and CNN reported earlier that Trump had chosen Mattis, but Trump spokesman Jason Miller said earlier on Twitter that “no decision has been made yet with regard to Secretary of Defense.”
While the nomination of the 66-year-old Mattis would likely be popular among U.S. forces, it would have to clear a bureaucratic hurdle.
Because he retired only in 2013, Mattis would need the U.S. Congress to waive a requirement that a defense secretary be a civilian for at least seven years before taking the top job at the Pentagon. His impressive combat record, however, may deter some Senate Democrats from trying to block his nomination.
Trump has described Mattis as “a true general’s general.”
While embittered Democrats will work overtime to impugn the integrity of Mattis and attempt to scuttle his nomination, Trump’s pick of the former USMC general will likely provide an immediate boost to the morale of a military that was humiliated by Carter’s social engineering.
I mean how can you not be inspired by some of these Mattis quotes:
“I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”
“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.”
“Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”
Carter was never a good fit for the job as a Harvard egghead technocrat whose lack of actual military service left him bereft of empathy for our brave men and women in uniform. He was a terrible choice but as with other Obama officials, it was his appeal to identity groups for the sake of winning elections that was the top job qualification.
In addition to a failure to stop ISIS or stabilize the Middle East dumpster fire ignited by Obama and Hillary, his signature achievements were overturning the ban on transgenders, opening of combat roles to women and forced military members to undergo sensitivity training – hardly the sort of acumen desired when one of your job requirements may be to kill people.
He will not be missed nor shall he be remembered as anything other than a loopy culture warrior who failed upwardly.