General Mad Dog Mattis made a visit to Afghanistan and gave a surprise talk to a bunch of soldiers who assembled around him. The talk was very inspirational and you can tell the soldiers really appreciated it.
The Washington Free Beacon has the details:
Mattis Delivers Pep Talk to U.S. Troops in Jordan: ‘The Only Reason I Came Back Is to Serve Alongside Young People Like You’
“For those of you I haven’t met, my name’s Mattis. I work at the Department of Defense obviously,” the retired Marine Corps general said.
He recognized the way in which enlisted men can sometimes feel alienated from people like him, and explained how grateful he was for their service.
“I’m just grateful. The only way this great big experiment you and I call America is going to survive is if we’ve got tough hombres like you,” Mattis said. “Remember, some of you are too young, but on 9/11 we racked up against an enemy who thought that if he could hurt us he could scare us. But we don’t freakin’ scare. That’s the bottom line.”
Mattis then spoke to the degree of political and social polarization back in the U.S., emphasizing how the military could serve as an example of unity.
“You’re buying time, you’re a great example for our country right now. It’s got some problems, you know it and I know it. It’s got problems that we don’t have in the military. You just hold the line. my fine young soldiers, sailors, air men, Marines. You just hold the line until our country gets back to understanding and respecting each other and showing it, and being friendly to one another,” he said.
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Mattis was one of Trump’s best hires. The guy is amazing!