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    Mattis is stepping down in February.

    In his resignation letter, obtained by ABC News, Mattis said the president has a right to a defense secretary "whose views are better aligned with yours" on how the U.S. treats its allies and nations, such as Russia and China that want to shape the world "with their authoritarian model."

    I wonder if the Syria withdrawal was a last straw sorta thing.

    Either that, Mattis runs in 2020, I'll vote for him. I don't care if he runs as a straight up Communist (he never would).
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    He's resigning over Trump's BS Syria maneuver.


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    Damn..

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    I will vote for Mattis in a quarter of a heartbeat.

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    He was one of the few sane people in the administration.
    You had better pay your guild dues before you forget. You are 113 months behind.

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    I think Syria was just one thing in a long line of things. It is known that Trump regularly keeps people out of the loop of his decisions. People that should know. I think Syria was just the dealbreaker.
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    Whatever the reason my respect for Mattis just got even higher. Most polite "fuck you, I'm quitting" letter ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Androidpk View Post
    Whatever the reason my respect for Mattis just got even higher. Most polite "fuck you, I'm quitting" letter ever.
    I'm sure he can retire happy now knowing he has earned your respect.

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