SecDef Mattis Sums Up 'Murica In 7 Short Words

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has had a long and storied career in the armed services.

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As The Daily Caller's Benny Johnson details, the four-Star Marine general is beloved by those who serve under him for his no-nonsense, blunt leadership style.

Mattis is also known for his colorful quotes on and off the battlefield, which is why no one was surprised when he gave the world another classic quote today at the Pentagon.

While speaking with a gaggle of reporters this afternoon, Mattis was asked what his biggest military concern of 2018 was.

His response:

“I don’t have concerns. I create them”

The quote follows in a long tradition of magnificent Mattis quotes, including his answer to what keeps him awake at night:

“Nothing. I Keep Other People Awake At Night.”

And these classics:

“It’s quite fun to shoot them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people.”

“There are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.

“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.

Comments

TBT or not TBT 07564111 Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:46 Permalink

A lot of Americans pay very little attention to the doings of our central government, relative to how much attention europeons pay to theirs, exactly because our central government has less control over our lives.   Trump promised more of that, as the path to making America Great Again.   Your governments propose more control in answer to every concern, and you, subjects of those centralized bureaucracies lap it up.    Weirdly, a lot of you pay way more attention to DC than We the People bother doing.  I guess because you know how deeply sclerotic everything is amongst your own.   Sorry though.  You have to save yourselves. 

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Tarzan 07564111 Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:50 Permalink

Ya, and European's are so damn smart.  Have a look at the leaders you've picked, and mess your in.  If America falls, your house of cards will follow.  Your a hollow shell.

Yes, DC is a swamp, and will fall one day soon, along with all their puppet states on your side of the pond.

When that day comes, we'll see how you fair without Mattis on watch, surrounded by Russia, China, and your new refugee neighbors, the head choppers...

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trulz4lulz 07564111 Sat, 01/06/2018 - 19:57 Permalink

Apparently it seems most Trump supporters are blood thirsty ingrets, just like the Hillary and Obama supporters were. It's just more obvious now that the Right was just jealous of all the left wing blood drinkers supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS. They wanted in on that action. There is no difference in party, they just get jealous when they can't cheer on their team doing all the killing. 

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Billy the Poet IridiumRebel Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:02 Permalink

Reality confuses some people. The facts are that Trump is far from perfect (that's one of his good points) and even the President of the United States doesn't have the power to wave a magic wand and change the world at his whim.

It's interesting that Trump haters always harp on how he hasn't instantly transformed the nation while if he had done so they'd be upset about that. The funniest thing of all is the Constitution protects us against those who would use absolute power to make wholly undemocratic changes to our government by limiting executive power and that's a good thing. And yet the Trump haters use that as a bludgeon against the president.

Of course Trump's enemies have thrown up many unconstitutional roadblocks as well.

 

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TBT or not TBT koan Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:55 Permalink

Yep.  The CIA also drained their aquifers dry, destroyed their demography(newsflash, Iran doesn't have a lot of young people any more full stop), bankrupted their pension systems, neglected their infrastructure, and blew their oil revenues funding Hezbollah and Houthis et al for decades.  The CIA also is behind all fracking, which they did to fuck up all petrotyrannies at once. 

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