Secretary Mattis has been around a long time, he knows every play that could possibly be made. He also doesn’t do something taht you see a lot of people rightfully do, take the piss out of Barack Obama. Maybe it’s some of being a career military man where you just didn’t talk ill about elected officials. All I can say is that Obama had to have done something really stupid for him to speak out about it.
Gen. James Mattis is a class act and a true professional. He shows up to work, does his job, and goes home. You rarely catch him getting involved in politics or publicly taking shots at people.
However, President Obama did such a terrible job in so many different areas over the last 8 years that it’s almost impossible to keep quiet about it. Mattis chimed in on Obama recently and it definitely turned some heads.
From The Daily Caller: Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued rare criticism of former President Barack Obama and his national security team in an interview with a Washington State high school newspaper.
Mattis characterized the Trump administration as more of a “variation on a theme” than a “dramatically different” approach from the former administration.
“He [Obama] unfortunately didn’t always have the best advisors or he didn’t listen to his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, so we missed some opportunities there,” Mattis said of his former boss.
Not sure I agree with the Hillary Clinton part but he is definitely right that Obama didn’t listen to his advisers enough.
His advisers all told him not to pull out of Iraq prematurely. He did it anyway to look cool to his base. Voila! ISIS was created! Obama wasn’t a big listener which is why it’s so refreshing that Trump seems to be.