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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:18 PM

READ: James Mattis' resignation letter

What a rebuke! A letter we needed. Now, let us pray.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/20/politics/james-mattis-resignation-letter-doc/

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Reply READ: James Mattis' resignation letter (Original post)
mobeau69 Dec 2018 OP
Mike Nelson Dec 2018 #1
cilla4progress Dec 2018 #2
mobeau69 Dec 2018 #4
Doodley Dec 2018 #3
cilla4progress Dec 2018 #5
jcgoldie Dec 2018 #6

Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:39 PM

1. The letter...

falls short, although I can read between the lines. I don't like the "sandwich" letter - opening and closing with fluff. He should have been much more blunt.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:51 PM

2. So he's basically saying

he values our historic alliances, identifies named threats, and in this his world view diverges from trump.

Powerful.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:10 PM

4. Yes it is.

Telling the president he sucks. Bet Mattis wishes he could have that lie about the murder back.





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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:59 PM

3. Weasel words that don't change a thing.

Too polite, too carefully worded not to offend, and won't make a single Trump supporter rethink anything. We might get what he is saying, but we aren't the people who need to be persuaded.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 10:26 PM

5. I agree.

At least he quit. So many stay.

I think they also have in their minds (as certainly Barack and Michelle did in January 2017) that the "peaceful transfer of power," i.e., acting to to maintain stability, is paramount. And not to scare the people!

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 10:28 PM

6. That was a massive FUCK YOU Trump.

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