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Oliver Scanlan
9 July 2010

The appointment of marine General James N. Mattis to the post of commander of the United States Central Command has caused consternation among certain commentators in light of controversial comments he has made in past speeches. Referred to as ‘blunt’ by The New York Times, Al Jazeera has labelled him the ‘brawler general’. The latter is a reference to a speech made by Mattis during a panel discussion in 2005, where he affirmed that ‘I like brawling.’ In comments that earned him a rebuke from his superiors, he went on to say in the speech that in Afghanistan ‘you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil…guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them.’

Gen. James Mattis Quotes

"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."

"You are part of the world's most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon."

"a country that armed Stalin to defeat Hitler can certainly work alongside enemies of al-Qaida to defeat al-Qaida."

"I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f*ck with me, I'll kill you all"
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Those comments don't sound controversial to me.....sounds like the kind of stuff I'd like to hear coming out of the mouth of a guy between me and the bad guys.

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