Thanks for the info. You think he’s guided
more by politics or victory?
After McChrystal’s ouster there’s no doubt that he’s a political appointee. Two things prove it:
First, there’s no way that Mathis has permission to tell Petraeus how to conduct a war. That would be like having me instruct LeBron James on how to play basketball. He’ll be told to keep hands off and just do the paperwork.
Second, he’s Obama’s choice.
Don’t waste your time listening to xzins. He is clueless about both the UCMJ and the complex inner workings of the Haditha case, and has some kind of ax to grind with Mattis, who is the closest man we have to a modern day Patton.