Monday, November 21, 2016

The Warrior Monk

General Mattis is the leading candidate for the Secretary of Defense in the incoming administration.

A combat Marine commander, once the wearer of Edson's Eagles (you look it up), and the head of CentCom for the Obama administration. You don't get to fake any of that.

If I had one complaint about his nomination, it would be the name of the office. Gen. Mattis should not be Secretary of Defense, he should be Secretary of War. We haven't won anything since we changed that after WWII and maybe we should change it back.
Semper Fidelis, General.


6 comments:

Old NFO said...

That would be outstanding! He'd turn that place on its ear!!!

S Kralik said...

I agree. Rename the Department of Defense....The War Department.

Borepatch said...

I second the War Department idea. Unless you want to call it the Department of Whoop Ass.

matism said...

I would truly rather have had him as VP. Or SoS. Can you imagine how the New World Order heads would explode?
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But SoD would not be a bad choice. I expect that he might change a few things in how the US military is run these days. I wonder what the Perfumed Princes and Princesses would do...
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Able said...

Speaking as a Damn Furriner (and one who wore the red coat too), and having met the General I can say categorically that his assuming such a role would be met with whoops and cheers this side of the pond too!

matism said...

Not by Your Betters, Able. Not even REMOTELY by Your Betters...
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