Everything Defense Sec. James Mattis Says Is Awesome

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stands outside the Pentagon. Advocates are cautiously optimistic that a new policy allowing transgender students to serve openly at military service academies will move forward on schedule, despite the Trump administration's reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

For your Friday enjoyment, this quote from Secretary of Defense James Mattis today regarding the foreign policy challenges of 2018 is pretty much perfect.

This is why people should always hire Marines.

It’s just not about the ooh-rah factor. It’s a confident and fearless face forward for the rest of the world to look at and think twice about.

Like Nikki Haley at the U.N., Sec. Mattis is a reminder that the United States is no longer afraid to act, or apologetic for doing what is in our interests and what we believe is right. Like any other nation in the world, we are entitled to pursue our own policy goals and work in our national interest at home and abroad. And by the way, we’re better at it and have a bigger … stick.

Love it.