Dec 3, 2016

Dems Furious Trump Chose A Winner As Defense Sec.

No bully or serial killer has ever been deterred by a slap on the hand...

Common Sense Commentary: So what is a Secretary Of Defense supposed to do? Take dictation, write letters for the President or bring him coffee? After our heroes won WW2 the "War Department" was changed to the "Defense Department".  Then, after General Eisenhower was President our politicians, and bureaucrats hamstrung our Generals and Admirals by putting a leash on them so that we haven't really "won" a real war since. Our WW2 Vets came home to ticker tape parades, roses and rewards. We Korean Vets came home to silence. Viet Nam Vets came home to rotten tomatoes and jeers. We won WW2; we drew a draw in Korea; We lost in Viet Nam. But it wasn't our military who lost Viet Nam; it was the Major News Media and the Politicians. And, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, the same sorry bunch of left wingers have put so many limitations on our fighting forces that those Middle Eastern wars have been drug out for 15 years of perpetual war which can now never be won.

So, what is a Secretary Of Defense supposed to do? DEFEND us, the primary purpose of government, by neutralizing our violent enemies.  If our enemies cannot be convinced by our President and Congress to leave us alone ... Neutralize them! By what means? Whatever it takes! If a warning doesn't do the job, a bullet, a bomb a nuclear war. If that doesn't stop them .... don't send our finest young men and women to fight 1.357 billion Chinese or Russia, the largest X2 nation on earth,  or the 1.6 billion Muslims .... Nuc them .... every factory, every military base and if they are still killing our people, Nuc a city, then two. That is what ended the Pacific war which cost 6 million allied forces lives and over 25 million civilians, but Nucs saved an anticipated  2 million lives it would have cost to invade Japan. Whereas there were only a total of approximately 185 thousand Japanese killed in the two Japanese cities by the two atomic bombs. Get this .... There were over 60 million deaths caused in WW2 by conventional means but only 185 thousand deaths in the two Japanese cities, caused by the two atomic bombs. In other words, there were 324 times more people killed by conventional means than by nuclear means in WW2. A nuclear devise in the right place at the right time could very well prevent a conventional war. My point being, in this dangerous nuclear age, there have been very very few killed by nuclear weapons but many many more by conventional weapons. We need a Secretary of Defense who, when called on, knows how to win a war, not stay engaged with the enemy for 15 or 20 years.

The reason the Dems do not like Marine Mattis is that he is a true warrior by profession and experience. He knows how to deal with terrorists and unreasonable bully nations if the President and Congress ask him to. Just don't handcuff him and then send him to fight a meaner or bigger foe. So his troops call him Mad Dog Mattis ... Would you rather have a Muzzled Mutt? RB

Dems FURIOUS over Trump’s 

Sec. of Defense nomination

Liberals aren’t happy with President-elect Donald Trump’s newest Secretary of Defense, retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, because he’s not nice to jihadists. No, really.
In 2005, leftist were in an uproar when Mattis told a San Diego forum that he didn’t mind shooting Islamic extremists.
When questioned about war, the Marine general said. “Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. … It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up front with you, I like brawling.”
He added, “You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil,” Mattis continued. “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.”
It’s the exact reason conservatives and veterans both love Mattis — they seem to prefer soldiers and Marines to have bravado and not be scared to fight.
Mattis will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon since just after World War II, a Marine Corps general who retired in 2013 after serving as commander of the U.S. Central Command, responsible for directing America’s wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Trump, who has referred to Mattis by his nickname “Mad Dog,” made the announcement of his choice for defense secretary at a postelection victory rally Thursday night in Cincinnati.
For Mattis to be confirmed, Congress would first have to approve legislation bypassing a law that bars retired military officers from becoming defense secretary within seven years of leaving active duty.
Mattis has a reputation as a battle-hardened, tough-talking Marine who was entrusted with some of the most challenging commands in the U.S. military. In a tweet last month, Trump described him as “A true General’s General!”
Mattis would be only the second retired general to serve as defense secretary, the first being George C. Marshall in 1950-51 during the Korean War. Marshall was a much different figure, having previously served as U.S. secretary of state and playing a key role in creating closer ties with Western Europe after World War II.
The only previous exception to the law requiring a gap after military service was for Marshall.
Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for a New American Security, described him as a defense intellectual and as a military leader who distinguished himself in combat.
“He knows the Middle East, South Asia, NATO and other areas and has evinced both a nuanced approach to the wars we’re in and an appreciation for the importance of allies,” Fontaine said in an email exchange. “If he were to get the nomination, I suspect that he could attract a number of very talented people to work with him.”
Born in Pullman, Washington, Mattis enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1969, later earning a history degree from Central Washington University. He was commissioned as an officer in 1972. As a lieutenant colonel, he led an assault battalion into Kuwait during the first U.S. war with Iraq in 1991.
As head of Central Command from 2010 until his retirement in 2013, he was in charge of both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Mattis commanded the Marines who launched an early amphibious assault into Afghanistan and established a U.S. foothold in the Taliban heartland.
As the first wave of Marines moved toward Kandahar, Mattis declared, “The Marines have landed, and now we own a piece of Afghanistan.”
Two years later, he helped lead the invasion into Iraq in 2003 as the two-star commander of the 1st Marine Division.
By the way he won his part of that war. RB

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