They don’t call him “Mad Dog” for nothing!
What what happened when CBS’s John Dickerson asked Secretary of Defense James Mattis the question asked of a lot of leaders: “What keeps you awake at night?”
Dickerson wasn’t expecting his answer!
Watch (via RealClearPolitics):
Dickerson: “What keeps you awake at night?”
Mattis: “Nothing, I keep other people awake at night.”
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“Nothing. I keep other people awake at night.”
For more on “Mad Dog” James Mattis, here’s our previous report on why they call him that:
“CNN said that Mattis, a retired Marine general, earned his Mad Dog nickname ‘after the 2004 battle of Fallujah in Iraq, where he led British and American troops against Iraqi insurgents.’
The Sun said Mattis earned the Mad Dog moniker during ‘one of the hardest-fought campaigns following the Iraq invasion in 2003 — where he was one of four Commanders leading the British/US troops to take the city from Iraqi insurgents after the fall of Saddam Hussein.’
His colorful quotes have also reinforced the nickname.”
Here are some of those quotes:
“Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”
(A favorite slogan of Mattis’)
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
(Advice to soldiers before second Iraq invasion)
“The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
(A favorite intellectual thought of his)
“Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”
(Advice to all Marines)
Go, “Mad Dog” Mattis!