Well now, let’s just see how long it takes for the obstructionist weasels on the left to muck this nomination up.
They know not what they do, they just think they should be doing it.
Let them keep it up and as our country begins to turn around under Trump’s leadership, the progressives and their media will be whistling in the wind, the only sound coming will be from the echo chamber.
McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his choice surprised some observers who wondered how McMaster, who is known for questioning authority, would deal with a White House that has not welcomed criticism. (Source)
He replaces a Trump loyalist, Michael Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant-general, was fired as national security adviser on Feb. 13 after reports emerged that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about speaking to Russia’s ambassador about U.S. sanctions before Trump’s inauguration.
McMaster, 54, is a West Point graduate known as “H.R.,” with a Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2014, partly because of his willingness to buck the system.
A combat veteran, he gained renown in the first Gulf War, and was awarded a Silver Star, after he commanded a small troop of the U.S. 2nd Army Cavalry Regiment that destroyed a much larger Iraqi Republican Guard force in 1991 in a place called 73 Easting, for its map coordinates, in what many consider the biggest tank battle since World War Two.
As one fellow officer put it, referring to Trump’s inner circle of aides and speaking on condition of anonymity, the Trump White House “has its own Republican Guard, which may be harder for him to deal with than the Iraqis were.”
The Iraqi Republican Guard was ousted dictator Saddam Hussein’s elite military force. As Reuters adds, McMaster’s fame grew after his 1997 book “Dereliction of Duty” criticized the country’s military and political leadership for poor leadership during the Vietnam War. (Source)
Gen. McMaster replaces Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about discussions with the Russian ambassador during the transition.
Mr. Trump introduced his new national security adviser to the press at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
“He is man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience,” Mr. Trump said. “I’ve watched and read a lot over the last days. He is highly respected by everyone in the military and we are very honored to have him.”
A career military man, Gen. McMaster currently serves as the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
Gen. McMaster said he was grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the country.