General “Mad Dog” Mattis has just dropped the best quote of the year during an interview with CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson. When Dickerson asked him “What keeps you up at night?”, Mattis replied pure deadpan: Nothing. I keep other people up at night!
And this is why he is the right guy for Defense Secretary. Mattis may not be the person you want giving an after dinner speech at your wedding, but he is the best choice for making sure that Americans can sleep safely in their beds at night.
This is not the first time that Mattis has stunned reporters with his statements. He is a hard hitting guy who doesn’t take crap from anyone and as such is respected by almost everyone.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Mattis’ remark is sure to join a long list of the former Marine general’s most memorable quotes.
“When you men get home and face an anti-war protester, look at him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend because she knows she’s dating a pussy,” Mattis once said. (RELATED: These Are The 7 Most Alpha Quotes From James Mattis)
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes. If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all,” Mattis told Iraqi leaders during the 2003 invasion.
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet,” Mattis was known to tell Marines under his command during the Iraq war.