Recently a reporter asked General Mad Dog Mattis a lackluster question that received a fiery response from our Secretary of State.
In a recent military tragedy that occurred if Niger, four American soldiers were killed while serving our great nation.
During a press conference the ignorance of one reporter showed as he asked Mad Dog a question that clearly set the General off. Assuming to have any understanding of why military protocols are so important while simultaneously questioning the competence of our acting Secretary of Defense isn’t considered wise by any means and yet it’s occurrence happened nonetheless.
“One point I would make having seen some of the news reports, the U.S. military does not leave its troops behind,” Mattis said. “I would just ask that you would not question the actions of the troops who were caught in the firefight and question whether or not they did everything they could in order to bring everyone out at once.”
Then, Mattis addressed the broader issue about war — and his stance should scare anyone willing to fight the United States under Mattis’ watch.
“AT THE SAME TIME, WAR IS WAR, AND THESE TERRORISTS ARE CONDUCTING WAR ON INNOCENT PEOPLE OF ALL RELIGIONS. THEY’RE CONDUCTING WAR ON INNOCENT PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO WAY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES. I WOULD JUST TELL YOU THAT IN THIS SPECIFIC CASE, CONTACT WAS CONSIDERED UNLIKELY, BUT THERE’S A REASON WE HAVE U.S. ARMY SOLDIERS THERE AND NOT THE PEACE CORPS, BECAUSE WE CARRY GUNS.”
Thank God President Trump had the wherewithal to appoint heavy hitters into the government positions that matter the most in terms of foreign defense and strategy. In order to properly run a country, every member of a presidents administration need to be like minded for optimal results, and that seems to be exactly what our current administration has going for it.