Lately it seems as though retired Marines have chosen to take on their Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama.
First up was former Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Conway.
General Conway was speaking to a conference in Washington DC, discussing the state of the conflict in Syria and said, “I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding.”
Marines tend not to mince words.
Next up was retired four-star General James “Mad Dog” Mattis.
That is what General Mattis said to tribal leaders in Ramadi when the Marines landed in Iraq. They listened. Peace came to Ramadi and Fallujah.
“You just don’t take anything off the table up front, which it appears the administration has tried to do,” retired Gen. James Mattis, who served as head of Central Command from 2010 until his retirement in 2013, told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.
“Specifically, if this threat to our nation is determined to be as significant as I believe it is, we may not wish to reassure our enemies in advance that they will not see American ‘boots on the ground,’” he added. “If a brigade of our paratroopers or a battalion landing team of our Marines would strengthen our allies at a key juncture and create havoc/humiliation for our adversaries, then we should do what is necessary with our forces that exist for that very purpose.”
Our son was part of the battalion landing team (2nd Btn / 4th Marines) that made Ramadi more peaceful than a Saturday night in Baltimore or Chicago. They would get the job done.
Obama will continue to claim credit for the victory in Iraq and pat himself on the back for his “success” in Syria. He hasn’t noticed that under his command they’ve both fallen apart. Not that he cares.
Camp Pendleton remembers the six Marines killed in Nepal
Family members, fellow Marines remember the six Marines killed in Nepal.