“No dumb bastard ever won a war by going out and dying for his country. He won it by making some other dumb bastard die for his country.” General George S. Patton (1942)
That was a man dedicated to the soldier and to the cause. People loved him and people hated him.
But no one could deny that he loved America. The same could be said of many military officers, NCOs, and enlisted service men and women. The only thing that stands between a soldier and his duty are the bureaucrats in Washington, DC.
General “Mad Dog” Mattis is one of those officers who loves his country. He is also a man who honors his brave men and women through his commitment to their safety, which is why Trump pushed him through on day one.
As his confirmation hearing came to a close and he was overwhelmingly given the nod to become President Trump’s Secretary of Defense, he departed the Capitol building and went right to work in his new position.
According to Allen B. West, first, he sent off a letter to employees of the Department of Defense:
“You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is never complacent about defending its freedoms; and an America that remains a steady beacon of hope for all mankind. Every action we take will be designed to ensure our military is ready to fight today and in the future. Recognizing that no nation is secure without friends, we will work with the State Department to strengthen our alliances. Further, we are devoted to gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar spent on defense, thereby earning the trust of Congress and the American people.”
And there is the Trump influence, folks: “…we are devoted to gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar spent…”
This is a revolutionary idea for this millennium that is catching fire here and everywhere else in the world. An idea that the government has not stopped for one moment in the last six decades to render a simple “thank you” to the American people for its hard-earned tax dollars which completely fund 100% of the government at all levels.
It is shameful and it is long overdue that these bureaucrats should issue such humble words. And don’t forget that Mattis does indeed have an emotional, sentimental side, which was on full display over Christmas.
Moving on, “Mad Dog” was not finished. Not satisfied with a little light letter-writing for his first day on the job, General Mattis opted to put the cherry on top of the sundae:
“As Milo Yiannopoulos reported: Syria took the bulk of the strikes with 25 total, while Iraq was hit six times. Two of the strikes in Syria successfully neutralized ISIS units, as well as artillery near the city of Bab. ISIS units in the city of Raqqa also suffered losses, with 22 strikes pulverizing 12 tactical units, two underground explosive bomb factories, and an ISIS base. Mattis also oversaw strikes that hit two ISIS oil wells in Syria.
In Iraq, Mattis continued to crush ISIS forces. One of the strikes, taking place in the city of Rutbah, eliminated a tactical unit, two weapons caches, a mortar and a vehicle. Strikes in the city of Beiji also demolished a unit and a vehicle, while another strike in Kisik blew up a building and a tactical unit. To cap it all off, Mattis oversaw two strikes against Mosul, the ISIS region capital in Iraq, which annihilated two units, a tank, a factory that manufactures car bombs, and three fighting positions.”
That’s 31 air strikes on ISIS in one day! There is a determination on the part of this administration to send a clear message.
There’s a new sheriff in town…and he’s not afraid to utter the words, “Radical Islamic Terrorism”.
Source: Allen B. West