For some time now I do not view DJT as a responsible and competent (well, that illusion I lost much earlier) leader anymore. Here is a very interesting insight from Military Times on "Mad Dog" Mattis.
WASHINGTON — Rumors that President Donald Trump is considering replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis continue to grow, buoyed by a new report claiming the commander-in-chief has taken to calling the former Marine general “Moderate Dog” Mattis behind closed doors out of frustration with his measured political positions.
Ah, if true, that makes some things clear even if Mattis is not sent packing immediately. And here is a key phrase from this piece:
But his departure would cause shock waves on Capitol Hill, where many lawmakers see Mattis as a calming force within the turbulent administration.What is left in DJT Administration if Mattis goes is a complete lack of any competence or expertise on military power and its application. Two people, one show-biz personality and another draft-dodger and a lawyer by trade will be left alone to decide how to use their military. One is full of bluster another is, most likely, suffering from the denial of himself being a coward. Talk about monkey with grenade--here it is, ladies and gentlemen. Talk about the whole thing just completely going down with a bang. As I said, if we live, why not to expect Oprah running on Democrat ticket in 2020. It is a grim perspective but what can I say--judging by the last 17 years it was inevitable in some form of this complete madness.
But give Trump the credit where it is due--he is a good actor, to BS convincingly so many people during his campaign that he has a vision--this is worthy of Oscar. Well, we can see his vision now and it is once of aggressive imperialism accompanied by the feats of bluster by a man who has no business running a nuclear superpower.