The Age Of Political Generals Is Over • Bring On The Mad Dog

<p>General James Mattis • Kabul Afghanistan • February 10th, 2013</p>

“Enough of the politically correct BS that has plagued the military throughout eight years of decline under President Barack Obama”

 

via The Daily Caller:

Bring On The Mad Dog

David Krayden | January 13, 2017

“My belief is we have to stay focused on a military so lethal that on a battlefield it will be an enemy’s longest day and worst day when they run into that force. … My concern is with the readiness of the force.” Gen. James Mattis

Good Lord! When’s the last time you heard a general talk like that? Norman Schwarzkopf? Alexander Haig? William Westmoreland? Maybe George Patton. Gen. James Mattis faced his Senate inquisitors this week – and ran right over them.

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But Mattis is stating so much more than his commitment to combat capability in the U.S. armed forces. He’s saying enough of the politically correct BS that has plagued the military throughout eight years of decline under President Barack Obama. During the Obama era the military has focused not on a military “so lethal” but one that is subject to such social re-engineering that West Point cadets are forced to march around in high heels and Annapolis midshipmen are encouraged to attend “Transgender 101.”

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I loved the questions about climate change at the hearing. You know there are actually dullards in the Senate who really believe – in their hearts and what is left of their minds – that America is primarily at war with climate change and not ISIS. Thank God we will soon have a defense secretary who can differentiate between military fact and political fantasy.

The age of political generals is over. There will be no more news conferences showcasing politically ingrained leaders mincing their words, slicing their sentences and muting their determination because it might offend someone’s sensitivities – a someone who has most likely never strayed far from a pristine office and never ventured onto a battlefield. (Read More)

 

Read the full commentary at The Daily Caller

 

 



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