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Mattis is retiring. Not quitting. Lots of FAKE NEWS saying quitting. Not true. He's retiring!!! MAGA
 

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Sorry to see him go. He’s apolitical and what we need in leading the military. Fair to say that his patience ran out.

Those are some big shoes to fill.
 

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I hope that in his retirement that he will get to spend more time with his family!
 

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How many adults are left in the administration? By my count, after Mattis leaves, there will be zero. That leaves a bunch of self-serving kids running the Executive branch of our government. Good god.
 

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How many adults are left in the administration? By my count, after Mattis leaves, there will be zero. That leaves a bunch of self-serving kids running the Executive branch of our government. Good god.
Yep. But Trump has a big brain and is very stable. Let's not worry.
 

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Sorry to see him go. He’s apolitical and what we need in leading the military. Fair to say that his patience ran out.

Those are some big shoes to fill.
Given Trump's success in getting a new chief of staff, I imagine deeply qualified Generals will be lining up for the job.
 

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Given Trump's success in getting a new chief of staff, I imagine deeply qualified Generals will be lining up for the job.
No biggie, Donald Trump Jr. also knows more than all the generals. #easy
 

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No biggie, Donald Trump Jr. also knows more than all the generals. #easy
It might be kind of hard to do the job from prison though. If all else fails, I hear there are deeply qualified folks down in NC ready for the job.
 

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It might be kind of hard to do the job from prison though. If all else fails, I hear there are deeply qualified folks down in NC ready for the job.
Since when did being a felon exclude anyone from this administration? The more corrupt, the more sleazy and the more criminal, the more desirable the candidate to Dear Leader.
 

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Like Carthage, Trumpism (and the Republican Party) needs to be plowed under and sowed with salt. Truly an amazing day in US history
 

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Mattis is retiring. Not quitting. Lots of FAKE NEWS saying quitting. Not true. He's retiring!!! MAGA
“December 20, 2018
Dear Mr. President:

I have been privileged to serve as our country’s 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals.

I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the Department’s business practices for greater performance. Our troops continue to provide the capabilities needed to prevail in conflict and sustain strong U.S. global influence.

One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances. NATO’s 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongside us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further proof.

Similarly, I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours. It is clear that China and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model — gaining veto authority over other nations’ economic, diplomatic and security decisions — to promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America and our allies. That is why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense.

My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances.

Because you have the right to a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position. The end date for my tenure is February 28, 2019, a date that should allow sufficient time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed as well as to make sure the Department’s interests are properly articulated and protected at upcoming events to include Congressional posture hearings and the NATO Defense Ministerial meeting in February. Further, that a full transition to a new Secretary of Defense occurs well in advance of the transition of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September in order to ensure stability within the Department.

I pledge my full effort to a smooth transition that ensures the needs and interests of the 2.15 million Service Members and 732,079 DoD civilians receive undistracted attention of the Department at all times so that they can fulfill their critical, round-the-clock mission to protect the American people.

I very much appreciate this opportunity to serve the nation and our men and women in uniform.

James N. Mattis”


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Please stand by. We'll soon have an explanation from The Conservative Treehouse on why this is actually a good thing. I repeat, please stand by.
 

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Ya know, I think it’s a bad thing that Mattis is leaving. I’m a big Gen Kelly fan too. In fact, most of the military people that worked for this administration were quality guys. I thought Nicki Haley was really good too. I think the administration will be weaker for losing them. I still think Pompeo is very good in his role.

But the serious TDS suffered by members of this OTB is really ridiculous.

You all spoke of these very good members of the administration very little when they were in office. But now that they’re leaving, people are supposed to be living in fear.

Regarding Hoops comments about “Trumpism and the Republican Party”, which are two distinctly different things, the comments are just plain stupid. The Republican Party suffers from the same thing that all political parties suffer from, that being disunity. The only thing political parties can almost unanimously agree on is how much the other party sucks.

I’m glad that there’s a Democrat Party to counter my Conservative party. I’m glad there’s a difference of opinion within the parties. It makes them better, keeps them more honest and accurate. Anyone who doesn’t appreciate political opposition is more likely to become a Communist. That’s why I like howie so much.
 

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Ya know, I think it’s a bad thing that Mattis is leaving. I’m a big Gen Kelly fan too. In fact, most of the military people that worked for this administration were quality guys. I thought Nicki Haley was really good too. I think the administration will be weaker for losing them. I still think Pompeo is very good in his role.

But the serious TDS suffered by members of this OTB is really ridiculous.

You all spoke of these very good members of the administration very little when they were in office. But now that they’re leaving, people are supposed to be living in fear.

Regarding Hoops comments about “Trumpism and the Republican Party”, which are two distinctly different things, the comments are just plain stupid. The Republican Party suffers from the same thing that all political parties suffer from, that being disunity. The only thing political parties can almost unanimously agree on is how much the other party sucks.

I’m glad that there’s a Democrat Party to counter my Conservative party. I’m glad there’s a difference of opinion within the parties. It makes them better, keeps them more honest and accurate. Anyone who doesn’t appreciate political opposition is more likely to become a Communist. That’s why I like howie so much.
Trump has been filling open spots with people he saw on Fox News, so yeah, I think it's legitimate to think this is sub-optimal
 

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Trump has been filling open spots with people he saw on Fox News, so yeah, I think it's legitimate to think this is sub-optimal
Yeah, really sucks for you that it couldn’t be MSNBC or CNN folks. Obama did his fair share of employing MSM people.
 

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Yeah, really sucks for you that it couldn’t be MSNBC or CNN folks. Obama did his fair share of employing MSM people.
No, and no. Asking for competence should be expected, not a bonus.
 

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Trump has been filling open spots with people he saw on Fox News, so yeah, I think it's legitimate to think this is sub-optimal
Tucker Carlson Secretary of Defense. Kind of has a ring to it, don’t you think:confused:
 

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Ya know, I think it’s a bad thing that Mattis is leaving. I’m a big Gen Kelly fan too. In fact, most of the military people that worked for this administration were quality guys. I thought Nicki Haley was really good too. I think the administration will be weaker for losing them. I still think Pompeo is very good in his role.

But the serious TDS suffered by members of this OTB is really ridiculous.

You all spoke of these very good members of the administration very little when they were in office. But now that they’re leaving, people are supposed to be living in fear.

Regarding Hoops comments about “Trumpism and the Republican Party”, which are two distinctly different things, the comments are just plain stupid. The Republican Party suffers from the same thing that all political parties suffer from, that being disunity. The only thing political parties can almost unanimously agree on is how much the other party sucks.

I’m glad that there’s a Democrat Party to counter my Conservative party. I’m glad there’s a difference of opinion within the parties. It makes them better, keeps them more honest and accurate. Anyone who doesn’t appreciate political opposition is more likely to become a Communist. That’s why I like howie so much.
Good post. I agree. Especially your third paragraph.


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Good post. I agree. Especially your third paragraph.


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You agree with his third paragraph because you're an ignoramous. Those who are not fans of Trump have long said that the only thing holding the administration together were the few adults in the room, Mattis being one of them.
 
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You agree with his third paragraph because you're an ignoramous. Those who are not fans of Trump have long said that the only thing holding the administration together were the few adults in the room, Mattis being one of them.
Go back and find me some posts from 2 years ago from the board progs praising Mattis and I will eat crow. There is no chance you did.


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That's all it takes to win 2's adoring support. It makes the whole "blowing up the debt thing" hardly sting at all.
How is that adoring support? Are you even capable of thought?


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This is pretty much a national security crisis. Mattis was the only adult left over there.
 
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