It does not get any better than this



Gen. James Mattis, known to his troops as “Mad Dog Mattis,” retired after 41 years of military service.
The Marine Corps Times is calling Mattis the “most revered Marine in a generation.”**

1… “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for
failure. I cannot even spell the word.”

(San Diego Union Tribune)

2… “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”
(Business Insider)

3… “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading
with you, with tears in my eyes: If you screw with me, I’ll kill you all.” (said to the Iraqi leadership)

(San Diego Union Tribune)

4… “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment
(in American democracy) and kill every one of them
until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and
our freedoms intact.”

(San Diego Union Tribune)

5… “Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”
(Business Insider)

6… “Be polite, be professional but have a plan to kill
everybody you meet.”

(San Diego Union Tribune)

7… “The most important six inches on the battlefield
is between your ears.”

(San Diego Union Tribune)

8… “You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted
force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”

(Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

Gen. Mattis in 2006
9… “There are hunters and there are victims. By your
discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you
will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”

(Business Insider)

10. “No war is over until the enemy says it’s over.
We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in
fact, the enemy gets a vote.”

(Defense News)

11. “There is nothing better than getting shot at and
missed. It’s really great…”

(San Diego Union Tribune)

12. “You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the
brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”

(San Diego Union Tribune)

Gen. Mattis and Gen. Dempsey
13. “You go into Afghanistan , you got guys who slap
women around for five years because they didn’t
wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no
manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to
shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you
know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people.
I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”


14. “I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us.
Because if you do, the survivors will write about
what we do here for 10,000 years.”

(San Diego Union Tribune)

15. “Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better
Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine.”

(Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

16. “Fight with a happy heart and strong spirit”
(Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

And one final quote for returning Veterans…

Is anybody surprised President Obama
forced this man to retire


A wise man indeed!