U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis quits

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/12/20/u-s-defense-secretary-jim-mat.html

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Guess giving Russia control of Syria wasn’t his idea of an appropriate Christmas gift.

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I’d agree. Willing to bet he is simply sick of giving his advice and guidance and being ignored.

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To anyone with some knowledge of strategy, either military or political, this is just about the dumbest thing you could do in this situation. Mattis, and many more people in the pentagon, must have been quite annoyed.

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I feel like everytime this happens Oompa Loompas should come out and sing a little song.

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Plus Trump is about to withdraw from Afghanistan and quit the NATO-led mission there, which is going to be equally disastrous. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near this shitshow if I was Mattis.

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Unless your priority is pleasing Vlad the Inveigler. Then it makes perfect sense.

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Mattis’ resignation letter is pretty great.

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Who’s the “Mad Dog” now?

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Oompa Loompa Dummity-Doo,
We’ve got another resignation for you!

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New pic of the Mattis leaving the White House released.

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What should you do if your Pres is a twit?
Try and endure him and all of his shit.
But if he won’t ever listen to you,
Maybe there’s something else, to, do?
-Get the hell up out of there-

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Ouch.

“I believe in things like allies, friendships, respect, honor, and being allowed to do my damn job. Since you don’t, I quit.”

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The wheels are coming off of the flaming dumpster.

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TIRED: “OMG, Trump is giving all his important staff positions to military generals! He’s going to turn the country into a militarized authoritarian police state!”

WIRED: Former military WH staffers: “Fuck this guy. Fuck this draft dodging bought-out traitor. Get me a goddamn ghost writer so I put together a best seller and blow up FUBAR rat turd of an administration.”

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The last adult has left the room.

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“veto authority over other nations’ … decisions”

He means that’s a US prerogative.

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He appreciates the opportunity to “serve the nation and the men and women in uniform”.

Not their President apparently.

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