The web is buzzing over news that General James Mattis is Trump's pick for Secretary of Defense. Liberals of course are up in arms over this selection claiming he hasn't been out of the service long enough to hold a cabinet position. They are citing Section 903(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act that requires a 7 year wait period to become eligible. This is really bugging the hell out of me especially from Fox, even more so for 2 actual journalists Bret Baier and Jennifer Griffin WHO REPORTED on Mattis being forced out, to get this wrong! It's boggling how quickly everyone has forgotten obama FIRED Mattis, he DID NOT retire! YES, Mattis was set to retire but obama fired him before his actual day of retiring (allegedly 3 mos before) from the Marine Corps! For the record you can announce you're retiring and change your mind at the last second. So while he was most likely on his way out fact is obama flat out booted him. His firing is no different from what any of us have experienced in the work world!
As a matter of fact Mattis was among 200 generals and admirals who were purged from the military during obama's reign of terror, over the last 8 years that drastically weakened our military. Mattis, as Griffin notes, got the boot over his position with Iran. Anyone who disagreed with obama's agenda was kicked out. We saw how well that all worked out with Iraq back in chaos, Taliban still on the march in Afghanistan, the rise of ISIS, China and Russia emboldened, the list goes on and on.Obama is a complete and total disaster when it comes to national security so we welcome the General and if need be a waiver law that names him to be the next Secretary of Defense.
Now if I have it wrong so do all of these sites who reported on his firing back in 2013:
Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call - Weekly Standard
Firing a General For the Sake of a Feasible Strategy - Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Exit another fighting gen. - NY Post
Report: Gen. Mattis Forced Out of CENTCOM for Questioning Obama's Advisers - Breitbart
Report: Washington Didn’t Even Tell Marine Gen. He Was Being Replaced - The Blaze
You can be sure democrats will do everything in their power to stop his appointment, but again obama fired him!