RUSH: NBC News just sent out this exclusive email: Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, NBC reporting, has just been accused by an ex-Army Special Forces officer of, quote, “leaving my men to die in Afghanistan.” This is all they know how to do, I mean the media, the Democrats, this is all they know how to do.
They hate Mad Dog, they hate the name. They hate that he’s a warrior general, not a political general. They hate that he wins wars. They hate that he’s patriotic. They hate that he is going to expose them for the pacifists that they are. So they are out to destroy him before he ever even gets to a hearing. NBC News: Trump’s pick accused by Army Special Forces officer of “leaving my men to die in Afghanistan.”
This is why Donald Trump told you all last night he needs you. He’s gonna need every one of you that showed up at all of his rallies and voted for him to continue to demonstrate your preferences. That’s not something that an arrogant, condescending power-monger does. It’s another dose of humility, another expression of the deep connection and understanding he has for his audience.
RUSH: I want to play a sound bite from James Mattis. His nickname is Mad Dog, but it’s really misapplied. He’s a warrior-general and one of the most educated, and he’s a no-nonsense, achievement-oriented guy. And there’s a statement going around about him that is being misconstrued. Here is the sound bite…
MATTIS: You go into Afghanistan; you got guys who slap women around for five years ’cause 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 ’em.
MATTIS: You know? I mean, it’s a good fight.
RUSH: What they’re trying to say is, “This guy just loves shootin’ people! You see that? He said it’s fun to go around shooting people!” He’s talking about shooting men who slap women around in Afghanistan if they don’t have the veil on. He is a good guy. He’s one of the greatest appointments that could have been happened for SecDefense, and we’ll have more on him next week.