Monday, February 20, 2017

H.R. MCMASTER for Trump's National Security Advisor

While I would have liked to see John Bolton get the tap (if only to fire up the media and left to start soiling themselves again), McMaster is a very solid pick. Even though his choice will appeal to those on the left and the right (given this book which is on the recommended reading list of the Commandant of the USMC), that does not mean McMaster is not an excellent advisor for President Trump. I assume James Mattis supported this choice.

A war hero and smart guy who is focused on winning, what's not to like?

John Bolton was definitely in the running for this job. President Trump says John Bolton will be assisting the administration in a yet undefined roll.

H.R. McMaster: Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam.

Instapundit: Instapundit readers weigh in on McMaster (overwhelmingly positive), Washington Examiner: LemonadePresident Trump picks Lt. General H.R. McMaster for National Security Advisor

Legal Insurrection: H.R. McMaster for National Security Advisor and Praise for McMaster pick

Foreign Policy: Called this pick

Heavy: Five Facts

Smitty: Acts of Trump 4: 7-12

Robert Spencer:  Hmmmm, this is troubling...


  1. McMaster is a thinker and a boat rocker. He should be a great match for Trump and Mattis.

    As for how many Lefties like him may be up for grabs. His book is more about people identifying what should have been done to win and being, and letting themselves be, ignored, not that we should have cut and run.

    1. McMasters will give Trump great advice. What the left think they "like" is they think he will chide Trump. Not at all. What the left does not get is Trump actually wants objective advice to help him win.


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