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LetterRip

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James Mattis is resigning - effective the end of February
« on: December 20, 2018, 08:03:26 PM »
Here is his letter of resignation,

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/20/politics/james-mattis-resignation-letter-doc/index.html

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Trump first announced the news of Mattis' departure on Twitter, portraying it as a retirement. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., attempted an optimistic view, saying he hoped the general's "decision to resign was motivated solely by a desire to enjoy a well deserved retirement."

That sentiment was quickly replaced, however, after Rubio read Mattis' letter — which did not include any praises or compliments of the president and implicitly criticized the president's military judgment.

To Rubio, the letter "makes it abundantly clear that we are headed towards a series of grave policy errors which will endanger our nation,damage our alliances & empower our adversaries." He also pressed for more oversight of the executive branch by Congress.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/scary-mattis-resignation-triggers-bipartisan-chorus-concern-capitol-hill-n950651
« Last Edit: December 20, 2018, 08:05:27 PM by LetterRip »

Grant

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Re: James Mattis is resigning - effective the end of February
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 08:11:06 PM »
Obvious warmonger.  Right up there with Eisenhower.  Probably a deep state traitor.  Hail Trump. 

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Re: James Mattis is resigning - effective the end of February
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 05:07:48 PM »
The thing I find interesting is the Press is playing off his resignation as though it were effective immediately, and people are buying it, I've seen numerous posts on social media and elsewhere with people spouting off about the SecDef chair being empty now. Which isn't, Mattis is still sitting in it for another month.  :o

LetterRip

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Re: James Mattis is resigning - effective the end of February
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 05:59:11 PM »
TheDeamon,

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The thing I find interesting is the Press is playing off his resignation as though it were effective immediately, and people are buying it, I've seen numerous posts on social media and elsewhere with people spouting off about the SecDef chair being empty now. Which isn't, Mattis is still sitting in it for another month.  :o

That is because between the time of Mattis' resignation letter, and the time of your post - Trump stated it would be effective immediately, then said he said he would find a replacement by January 1st,

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected, a move officials said was driven by Trump's anger at Mattis' resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy.

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On Sunday, Trump tweeted that Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan would take over for Mattis on an acting basis on Jan. 1. In a tweet, Trump called the former Boeing Co executive "very talented."

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/12/23/president-trump-says-mattis-replacement-will-start-on-jan-1/23625854/

So no Mattis won't be there for another two months (or even one month), and his chosen replacement has no military knowledge or experience.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 06:02:21 PM by LetterRip »