Normally here at Defensionem we won’t comment on presidential races as too many people feel like it’s an attack on their soul. With this story though we make an exception. They’re reports that if Donald Trump secures the Republican nomination several American billionaires will draft Gen. James Mattis, known to his Marines as “Mad Dog Mattis,” to run as an Independent in the presidential race. Mattis has been commander of the United States Central Command since 2010 and led the 1st Marine Division into Iraq in 2003. He retired in 2013 after 44 years of service.
If you haven’t heard of General Mattis then you have had your head in the sand. The guy is quite possibly one of the most intimidating generals still kicking. Here are is some of his more memorable quotes.
“I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”
“The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”
“The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
“You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
“You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”
With continued brush ups with groups like ISIS in the Middle East, Russia scaring Europeans, and China trying to flex its muscles in the Pacific, it might be the perfect time to have a man like General James Mattis as President.