Where was the DC establishment ‘panic’ when OBAMA fired Gen. Mattis without even calling him?

Mar 2018
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Well, it was Øbama , so different. Just another example of the fake news at work.

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Of all publications, the soon-to-close Weekly Standard, another #nevertrump organ, reported the firing:

President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced.

“I am told that General Mattis was traveling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him — he hadn’t received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House,” Thomas E. Ricks reports.

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Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad dog,” which is his public image, and the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed the civilians so hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action against Iran. Some of those questions apparently were uncomfortable. Like, what do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe? What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf? He kept saying, “And then what?”

The WS noted further:

There is also a belief that Mattis and Obama differed on Iran. “A particular point of disagreement was what to do about mischief Iran is exporting to other countries. Mattis is indeed more hawkish on this than the White House was,” writes Ricks in yet another post.

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Where was the DC establishment ‘panic’ when OBAMA fired Gen. Mattis without even calling him?
 
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Well, it was Øbama , so different. Just another example of the fake news at work.


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Of all publications, the soon-to-close Weekly Standard, another #nevertrump organ, reported the firing:
President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced.
“I am told that General Mattis was traveling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him — he hadn’t received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House,” Thomas E. Ricks reports.
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Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad dog,” which is his public image, and the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed the civilians so hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action against Iran. Some of those questions apparently were uncomfortable. Like, what do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe? What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf? He kept saying, “And then what?”
The WS noted further:
There is also a belief that Mattis and Obama differed on Iran. “A particular point of disagreement was what to do about mischief Iran is exporting to other countries. Mattis is indeed more hawkish on this than the White House was,” writes Ricks in yet another post.
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Where was the DC establishment ‘panic’ when OBAMA fired Gen. Mattis without even calling him?
Two Presidents on opposite ends of the spectrum have now kicked Mattis to the curb. How did he ever become a general in the first place?
 
Mar 2018
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Rosebud
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The duplicity of the MSM is frightening. They truly are fake news. They are the control for the Democratic Party, and have little or nothing to do with a free press.
 
Mar 2018
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Rosebud
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The usual nothing but TDS Fueled© idiocy from RNG.

Oh, and Obama fired Mattis, not "released" him.

OTOH, Mattis quit on Trump, and is no longer active duty. But he was active duty when Obama pulled that on him.
 
Jun 2018
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I notice that Obama Released him, not that he told Obama to go fuck himself, like Mattis did to Trump. More than just a bit of a difference there. :lol::lol::lol:
The difference is that there is no real difference. It's your adoration for Obama and dislike for Trump that keeps these kinds of comments going.
 
Dec 2018
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The difference is that there is no real difference. It's your adoration for Obama and dislike for Trump that keeps these kinds of comments going.
“My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances.

Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”

Never said that under Obama
 
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