James Mattis is on a full-scale media blitz.
Pundits watch every appearance to see if the former Marine General will criticize Donald Trump.
And now James Mattis dropped a bombshell that just turned the 2020 election upside down.
Ever since James Mattis resigned as Secretary of Defense in December 2018 over President Trump keeping his word to end Barack Obama’s disastrous war in Syria, the fake news media has been sitting on pins and needles waiting for Mattis to unleash his fury on the President.
And when Mattis released a new book on lessons he learned about leadership, the liberal press figured it was Mattis’ chance to settle old scores.
Except that is not what happened at all.
Mattis ended up using the book to dismantle the mythology surrounding Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s foreign policy “wisdom” that the fake news media spent over a decade carefully fabricating.
One decision Mattis took aim at for criticism was Obama’s decision to withdraw from Iraq before Islamic terrorists were defeated.
Then General Mattis accurately predicted that because Obama retreated before victory was secured, America would have to send troops back into Iraq.
“If we pulled out troops too early, I noted, we would have to bring our troops back in. I argued that we had to stay and emphasized what our intelligence community assessed: our progress was not yet ingrained, and it was ‘reversible’ if we didn’t stay.
“Vice President Biden and his assistants listened politely. But as we spoked, I sensed I was making no headway in convincing the administration officials not to support Maliki. It was like talking to people who lived in wooden houses but saw not need for a fire department. I saw that the die was already cast.”
That is exactly what happened.
Obama’s withdrawal of American forces created the vacuum that allowed ISIS to create a caliphate across Iraq and Syria.
In the book Mattis describes his best efforts but Joe Biden refused to listen to his wisdom and instead cheerfully marched along with Barack Obama’s disastrous course of action.
“But he was past the point where he was willing to entertain a ‘good idea.’ He didn’t want to hear more; he wanted our forces out of Iraq. Whatever path led there the fastest, he favored. He exuded the confidence of a man whose mind was made up, perhaps even indifferent to considering the consequences were he judging the situation incorrectly.”
The ISIS caliphate in Iraq and Syria was another mess Barack Obama left behind for Donald Trump.
Under President Trump’s leadership, American-backed forces reclaimed 100 percent of the ISIS caliphate.
But this expenditure of blood and treasure would not have been necessary had Joe Biden and Barack Obama not ignored the advice of the military experts.
If Joe Biden wins the Democrat nomination Donald Trump will be sure to use Mattis’s book to highlight the failed Biden record on foreign policy.
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