This #MemorialDay , let's vow to protect our democracy, says Marine Gen. (ret) James Mattis: "In his wisdom and humility, Washington saw ... the role of American citizens in proving to the world that people didn’t need a king or a tyrant."
So pleased to be speaking at the Washington Policy Center tonight with General Jim Mattis in Spokane. A great crowd of over 1200 people who love our country!
Elizabeth Samet reviews A Little Touch of Mattis in the Night
“I’m honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress,” says former US Defense Secretary Mattis in reply to the president's insult that he was an "overrated general".
Thoughts for a midweek: Gen James Mattis in his autobiography Call Sign Chaos: “Institutions get the behavior they reward.” What kind of behaviors are we rewarding as individuals--voters, online readers, citizens, parents, coaches, TV viewers?
James Mattis: "In the old days, when the election was over we buried the hatchet and we got down to governing. It's like today all we stay in is locked in this election cycle, and we're constantly finding reasons not to cooperate, and no democracy can survive that style."
James Mattis, in his first interview since leaving office: "There is a period in which I owe my silence. It’s not eternal. It’s not going to be forever.”
The President should have mentioned Defense Secretary Mattis in the ISIS report. Also, would have behooved him to say the ISIS problem was largely ignored by previous administration.