The ‘Swamp’ runs through the Pentagon.
Former defense secretary James Mattis is taking aim at his former boss President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy, urging for the U.S. to keep its entire intact and keep sending troops to die in foreign wastelands.
“Crucially, the United States should not press countries to choose outright between the two powers. A ‘with us or against us’ approach plays to China’s advantage, because the economic prosperity of U.S. allies and partners hinges on strong trade and investment relationships with Beijing. Rather than treating countries as pawns in a great-power competition, a better approach would emphasize common codes of behavior and encourage states to publicly promulgate a vision for their country’s sovereign future and the types of partnerships they need to pursue it,” Mattis opined.
“It would also expand the cooperative space in which all countries supporting a rules-based order can work together to advance shared interests. Cooperation across different ideological systems is difficult but necessary, and there should be opportunities to cooperate with China in areas of overlapping interests, such as pandemic response, climate change and nuclear security,” he added.
Considering his words, it should come as no surprise that Mattis is getting lobbyist payolafrom a firm that brokers business deals with China. Mattis holds a senior post at the Cohen Group, a globalist organization that is dedicated to selling America out to China.