01-26-2013, 01:24 PM
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Washington didnít even tell marine gen
REPORT: WASHINGTON DIDNíT EVEN TELL MARINE GEN. HE WAS BEING REPLACED
From Ricksí report:
Ö General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him ó he hadnít received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House.
Ricks says he inquired further into this report. This is what he was told:
Öthe commander-in-chief can make a change whenever he wants and give no reason. That is right and proper under our system of government.
But thereís also the matter of common courtesy to an uncommon man. Here is what one person wrote to me: ďWhat message does it send to the Services when the one leader known for his war-fighting rather than diplomatic or bureaucratic political skills is retired early via one sentence in the Pentagonís daily press handout? Even in battle, Mattis was inclusive of all under his command. He took the time to pull together his driver and guards after every dayís rotation on the battlefield, telling them what he thought he had learned and asking them for input. Surely senior administration officials could have found the time to be gracious. But they didnít.Ē
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