Mattis Slams ‘America First’ While Taking Money From Pro-China Lobbyists

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.

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