On December 20th, General James Mattis resigned as Trump’s Secretary of Defense, leaving Americans with no one with even half a brain to defend our country.
We can’t say we blame him, though. As he stated in his letter of resignation, this was a matter of principle, and we cannot expect him to stay in a place where he is forced every day to go against his lifelong training and his moral compass to do the Criminal-in-Cheif’s bidding, which seems to be to cater to Vladimir Putin.
Today was General Mattis’ last day, as Trump chose not to let him stay until February as was offered, and Mattis took this opportunity to send a resounding farewell message to his troops and especially to our so-called “president.”
In his farewell, Mattis told Pentagon officials, our troops and civilians alike to “hold fast” in defense of our country. He also quoted a telegram sent to Ulysses S. Grant by President Lincoln telling them to:
‘Let nothing which is transpiring, change, hinder, or delay your military movements, or plans.’
His message continued:
‘Our Department is proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult. So keep the faith in our country and hold fast, alongside our allies, aligned against our foes.’
General Mattis is the first retired general to serve as Secretary of Defense since that post was held by General George Marshall in the 1950s. At midnight tonight, General Mattis is expected pass the torch to Deputy Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.
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