Mad Dog is retiring

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by B C, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. JArthurD

    JArthurD Silver Member

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    This is due to the Syria pullout. Make no mistake. This is a HUGE loss! I’m really starting to see the end of the Trump presidency here. Prison reform? Stocks collapsing? Syria pullout??? WTF?

    I’m not an alarmist but I am a student of Washington and this is all going South.

    What the hell is the Donald doing??
     
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  2. Mr Meeseeks

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    X2. I actually quite liked Mad Dog. Ironic name. Should have been Sane Dog Mattis.
     
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  3. bdcochran

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    I simply feel appreciation for his service to his country. There is an old saying that the company commanders in the current war are the generals in the next war. We have been fortunate that he was a general with combat experience rather than a general only with political experience.
     
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    Being himself, an undisciplined, erratic, egomaniacal jerk who won't listen to the people he chose to give him advice.
     
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  5. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    He is a democrat.
    :)
     
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    He didn't impress me as much of a mad dog.
     
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    WT Millennium Member

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    "Every general is culpable who undertakes the execution of a plan which he considers faulty. It is his duty to represent his reasons, to insist upon a change of plan--in short, to give in his resignation rather than allow himself to be made the instrument of his army's ruin." Napoleon, Maxim LXXII


    Two four-star generals in one month gone. Wow.
     
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  8. ThunderTrumped

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    maybe MadDog wants to stay home and chase enemies on his own soil.
    lord knows we have cells all over our soil.
    maybe he wants to play at the border and just have fun.
    maybe he really did Krush the JV team.
     
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  9. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    A psychopath would want to stay and waste American lives while treading water.

    One of those ‘duh’ moments. It’s one of the reasons he got elected.

    Oh snap... well played.
     
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  10. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    We could really get the civil war started if Trump would pardon Flynn and nominate him for Secretary of Defense. :rofl:

    Maybe bring back McChrystal who was fired for insulting King Obama.
     
  11. The Father

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    First Trump would have to get Pence to resign. Then Flynn could come back and not worry about Pence getting his feelings hurt.
     
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    A stable White House personnel structure is essential for the President's success. The White House has been nothing more than a revolving door for various characters. This is not good.
     
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  13. Terry G

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    I would have rather it had been the other way around. Trump resign and Mattis stay. What foreign nation has ever been successful Militarily in Afghanistan? Check history.
     
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    Pence could well be the next President if Trump cuts a deal to resign to keep his kids from being indicted/going to jail.
     
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    I’m retired military with several combat deployments, and many other deployments, and I, as were my family, incredibly happy for me to be home. Happiness is not a enough of a reason to abandon noble commitments. I, and my family, were happy to serve and suffer the consequences, of ensuring Americans, and our values, were honored. We face a far greater threat from radicalism abroad than we do from migrant caravans, yet we are facing another doo-doo show over a campaign promise. But I digress.
     
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    I would guess that they have to work hard because Trump only puts in about 3 hours a day unless it is on the golf course.
    According to the report, the president has designated "Executive Time" from 8:00 to 11:00 in the Oval Office, but actually spends these hours in his residence watching television, making phone calls and tweeting.

    At about 11:00, the president emerges for his first meeting of the day, which is typically an intelligence briefing.

    During the day he has a couple of meetings, with several breaks of "Executive Time" interspersed, and returns to the residence at about 18:00, says Axios.

    According to the report, this unscheduled "Executive Time" during the work day is spent in the dining room next to the Oval Office where the president watches cable news.
    https://www-bbc-com.cdn.ampproject....3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s
     
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  17. The Father

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    That would be zero. It is the definition of ****hole country. We should have just arranged air strikes whenever more than 10 guys in turbans gathered
     
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  18. D-Ric902

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    Damn, I like him. Don’t blame him though

    Are we supposed to hate on him now

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  19. Dusty Rhoads

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    Mathis is stepping down because he is planning to run for POTUS. MADDOG 20/20!


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    In his letter to Trump, Mattis acknowledged that a strong nation relies on a "comprehensive" network of alliances, and must be "resolute and unambiguous" in approaching countries with strategic differences, citing China and Russia.

    "Because you have the right to have 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," Mattis wrote.



    Nuff said
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