Skip to comments.White House blocks Mattis from appointing Obama’s ambassador to Egypt as Defense deputy
Posted on 03/03/2017 12:11:53 PM PST by Trump20162020
Very odd, even more so than Mattis reportedly asking Michele Fluornoy to be his undersecretary at the Pentagon. (She turned him down, allegedly because implementing some of Trumps policies would conflict with her values.) Fluornoys also an Obama alum but shes a respected defense expert and was considered for Mattiss position under Obama. Had Hillary won in November, Fluornoy would almost certainly be SecDef right now, the first woman ever to lead the department. Mattis might have reasonably concluded that the value of her expertise outweighed her political liabilities.
But whats the argument for appointing Anne Patterson? Shes a lifelong diplomat, not a defense specialist. And her diplomatic career is checkered in the eyes of Republicans who loathe how conciliatory the Obama White House was to the Muslim Brotherhood when Egyptians briefly handed power to the group. Patterson wasnt just on duty during the Brotherhoods rule; she was a de facto spin doctor for the regime during Egypts counterrevolution.
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WTH???? Maybe Mattis wants her OUT of the pentagon, so ship her ass to Egypt!! Maybe she will quit!!!
The only good news I see on FR are the immigration stories of people getting kicked out.
I am so sick of problems everywhere....
Mattis fighting for this chick is yet another problem
Lots of curious activity. I raise an eyebrow, and hope that Trump isn’t being sandbagged by his own people.
She’s been in Egypt, he wants her in the Pentagon.
Maybe DC Republicans but not rank and file. we elected Donald J. Trump and we want HIM to call the shots. If Mattis can't follow the President's orders he knows what his next step should be.
This is one of those situations where I wonder what is not being reported. It sounds counter productive and dangerous to the new Administration on the surface.
Maybe Mattis is part of the Deep state Cabal
You have to wonder how true this is....The democrats are doing everything they can think of to create divisiveness in Trump support....
Might be that Mattis needs to go.
Interestink. Was she part of the video did it fairy tale?
[Might be that Mattis needs to go]
Appoint Flynn as Sec. of Defense!
He’s probably a commie too.
She was appointed ambassador to Egypt by Obama so she could facilitate the overthrow of Egypt by the obama-supported Muslim Brotherhood. She popped a cork when General Sisi staged a coup and overthrew the thugs.
Surprised and concerned Mattis would consider this clown.
actually good news. It appears no RATs will work with Trump admin when asked.
This is actually a defense against the RATs saying Trump wont work with them
Now....drain the freakin swamp!!!!
Better to have no one, than some one who will hamstring you.
I know a lot of people instinctively like Mattis around here. But he did serve quite a while under Obama and was even promoted. I’m taking a more “show me” attitude where Mattis is concerned.
“He did violate his sworn oath of office by serving an usurper to the Office of The President and CIC.”
There, I fixed it for you.
As I recall there was only one officer with honor during the usurper’s illegalities.
Jack Keane was Trump`s first choice for SecOfDef, but he declined for personal reasons. He seemed to me to have a world view that was closer to Trump`s than Mattis. Keane still advises Trump, as I understand it.
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