5 years ago
Via Federal Eye, U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis, newly nominated to head CENTCOM, gives an unvarnished opinion of the enemy.
“Especially hard to overcome,” huh? The only bone I have to pick with General Mattis is that the prosecution of the Haditha Marines began under his watch. But this has worked itself out okay (except for one more Marine).
But it would seem to me that given the volatility and importance of the region and the obvious failure of soft diplomacy with Iran for 25 years, we need a moderately heavier hand at the helm. Trust is not what is needed with the radical Mullahs or their apparatchiks in Syria and Lebanon.
I can’t speak for everyone, but I like the idea of having a general who likes to kill the enemy. Let the politicians do the politics and let the warriors be warriors. I like what he said five years ago, and Gates should just stuff a sock in it and let the general speak for himself.