Every time we see Defense Secretary Mad Dog Mattis make a statement we feel like we should say, ‘Sir, yes sir!’ His response to journos asking about America having troops in Niger is no exception …
Defense Secretary Mattis: "Contact was considered unlikely, but there's a reason we have U.S. Army soldiers there and not the Peace Corps." pic.twitter.com/OEV1qexz9Q
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 19, 2017
The only thing that would have made this better is if he’d said something about dirty hippies.
Hey, it’s the small things, right?
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 19, 2017
War is war.
Mattis is another truly amazing leader. I'm grateful he is part of the administration.
— EverydayAmerican (@CHorseandMom) October 20, 2017
Full disclosure, Mattis is this editor’s favorite part of the Trump administration.
Thank you, Secretary Mattis, for explaining the situation so clearly. Many forget in the age of "instant" that it doesn't often go that way
— Falconwind (@Falconwind) October 19, 2017
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country
— ikid uknot (@sportpilot555) October 19, 2017
You don’t send diplomats to play footsy with killers, you send soldiers to deal with them.
And Mattis knows this better than anyone.