3 months, 1 week ago
President-elect Donald Trump is considering several retired military generals as possible picks to be secretary of defense, people knowledgeable about the transition process said.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, a former war commander who has long voiced concerns about the security threat posed by Iran, is among those being considered. Gen. Mattis is expected to visit with Mr. Trump in New Jersey, transition officials said Friday.
Also under consideration is retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, a former commander of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Army Gen. Jack Keane, who has been advising the campaign, also has been in discussions and met with the president-elect on Thursday, transition officials said.
Donald, please stop listening to Jack Keane, and choose Mattis. Please don’t put David Petraeus in that chair. You’ll regret it if you do.
The only thing better than having Mattis would be for him to go to Washington, make Ashton Carter pull his pants down in front of the Pentagon, and whip him with a belt until he sobs. Do it because he deserves it for trying to force women into SpecOps, and for trying to force women through the Marine Corps infantry officer school at Quantico (all of them so far have ended up with pelvic fractures or breaks), and for focusing defense dollars on sensitivity training and coming out parties at the Pentagon.