Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mattis Quits

The day after Trump seemed to have obeyed an order from Putin to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, Secretary of Defense James Mattis quit, wishing Trump good luck in finding a servile toady to take over the job.

OK, that's my take on it.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is stepping down from his post, President* Donald Trump announced Thursday, after the retired Marine general clashed with the president over a troop drawdown in Syria and Trump’s go-it-alone stance in world affairs.
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“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.
The Russians can't be bothered to hide their satisfaction. They seemed to have gotten a lot for their money.

(Mattis's letter to Trump. Which is too long for Trump to bother to read and he won't, because his name isn't in every paragraph.)

6 comments:

B said...

One should not hire an expert and then ignore his advice.

Especially when he can retire and live comfortably.

Snowdog said...

Well there goes the last adult in the administration.

DTWND said...

Before the entire structure comes tumbling down, can we PLEASE invoke the 25th amendment!?
Asking for a friend.

Dale

dinthebeast said...

His resignation letter was a doozy.

-Doug in Oakland

bearsense said...

“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,”

He misspoke. Should have inserted "... better aligned with the idiotic misinformed views you hold on these ...?

CenterPuke88 said...

Be afraid, be very afraid.