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Secretary of Defense James Mattis has a long history of using colorful language, especially when he’s around members of the military. His recent remarks to sailors at Naval Base Kitsap was no exception.
Secretary Mattis was in Washington state and gave a motivational speech to members of the Navy, telling them the Department of Defense will make sure nuclear weapons will not be used.
“But one thing’s for certain, the number one priority of the Department of Defense is that we maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent so we make certain those weapons are never used,” he said. “If they are, that fight is over with very, very quickly, as we try to restore some kind of health to this planet.”Jim Mattis/Flickr
Mattis went on to say they will not have regrets in life because they have actually done something worthwhile and speaks in a very candid way about those who waste their life:
So you’ll never regret, but you will have some of the best days of your life and some of the worst days of your life in the U.S. Navy, you know what I mean? That says — that means you’re living. That means you’re living. That means you’re not some p*ssy sitting on the sidelines, you know what I mean, kind of sitting there saying, “Well, I should have done something with my life.” Because of what you’re doing now, you’re not going to be laying on a shrink’s couch when you’re 45 years old, say “What the hell did I do with my life?” Why? Because you served others; you served something bigger than you.
Mattis has made remarks in the past that turned people’s heads. When he was being floated around as a pick for secretary of defense, NowThis posted a video compilation of his controversial comments, prefacing it with “Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense thinks it’s fun to shoot people.”
The video was met with criticisms of taking his words out of context and how they want to smear anyone who associated with then-President-elect Trump.