President Donald Trump has brought something of a sea change to the military. After eight years of dealing with disrespect and little to no attention from the Obama administration, the military is now receiving the respect and attention it deserves.
And naturally, the liberal media is not overly thrilled by that. In fact, it seems to be just as frightened of use of the military as the Obama administration was.
According to the Washington Times:
The Washington Post in particular yesterday was upset that Mattis is annihilating the terrorists so effectively. “A military policy run solely by the Pentagon creates confusion,” writes the Post.
One reason the Left is upset is that having a warrior in charge of fighting a war shows how incompetent and purposefully feckless the Obama administration was.
Yes, although Trump has certainly given the liberal media plenty to be upset about, it is U.S. retired general and Secretary of Defense, James Mattis that has them so upset over the military, as he changed the policy and tactics against ISIS from attrition to annihilation.
“We’re not the perfect guys, but we are the good guys. And so we’re doing what we can,” said Mattis recently on the Sunday talk shows.
“Manchester’s tragic loss underscores the purpose of your years of study and training at this elite school … We must never permit murderers to define our time or warp our sense of normal. This is not normal,” Mattis declared while speaking to the graduation cadets of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last month.
Mattis said the goal of the military was to take ISIS out in the Middle East, and to not allow them to return to wherever they came from.
“We have already shifted from attrition tactics, where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We’re not going to allow them to do so. We’re going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate,” said the General.
In other words, Trump has simply gotten out of his way, and is allowing Mattis to concentrate on doing his job.
Mattis doesn’t believe in providing jobs or worry about offending the people who want to kill us. Trump lets him do his job.
To paraphrase the General, We’re just going to kill them all.
The liberal media can be as upset about this as it wants, but for me, it’s actually quite refreshing to see Trump taking this approach with the military, and to hear General Mattis speaking these words. This is how it is supposed to be done!