General Mattis sec. of Defense??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Word out that USMC (ret) General Mattis is being considered for Sec. of Defense,

    I like the guy kind of a throw back attitude.

    1. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    2. “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.”
    (Business Insider)

    3. “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.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    4. “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.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    5. “Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”
    (Business Insider)

    6. “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    7. “The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    8. “You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”
    (Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

    9. “There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”
    (Business Insider)

    10. “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.”
    (Defense News)

    11. “There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    12. “You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    13. “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.”

    14. “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.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    15. “Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine.”
    (Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

    16. “Fight with a happy heart and strong spirit”
    (Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)
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  2. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Yes he make the best one we have had in many years.
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  3. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey+++

    It would be a well needed change, for sure.
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  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I like having a Marine in charge of things that require a Big Stick sort of mentality! Takes all the guessing out of weather on not things ARE going to happen! Even better, We all know the end result will be what it needs to be!
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  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I'm surprised he didn't say "Kill them all and let God sort them out"
  6. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    How about.."I love the smell of napalm in the morning"
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  7. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Bring it!!!!
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  8. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Aside from having a SecDef that might put some stones back in the Joint Chiefs I can't imagine anyone else who would cause more liberal heads to ignite and explode. Win all the way around.
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  9. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey+++

    God I love that man he is the best
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  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    He would do a wonderful job. And, just what this country needs....

    I feel our largest problem in the world today is the total lack of respect for others. That goes for nations, right down to the individual.
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  11. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    no throw back...just a real Marine. Accept no substitute.
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  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    I hope that as he tours the world, on our behalf, he brings the Arty!!!

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  13. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    And Donald with the football.
    The world may turn into a place that we do not recognize.
    At least that is what our adversaries are probably thinking.
  14. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    It appears that there is one hurdle, a seven year waiting period which can be waived..
    It is claimed that he is liked by both D's (Not Bernie:) ) & R's so it might be just a formality.
    Section 903(a) of the National Defense Authorization act requires a seven-year wait period between active duty and serving as Secretary of Defense -- a civilian role -- for former service members. Mattis would need a special waiver from Congress, since he retired from the military in 2013.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016
  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Mad Dog would be a leader that all men and women of the armed forces could support, as well as follow with pride!!
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  16. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Still cheaper than a Mooch&Bambi vacay.
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