“Making America Great Again” is first and foremost about protecting American interests economically and militarily. Literally no one has proven any ties between the Trump administration and Russia. However, just the hint of collaboration between Mike Flynn and Russia was enough to oust the veteran advisor – that’s politics on the Hill. Fortunately, Trump somehow found even smarter and more stalwart nationalist military men to put on the shortlist. Even the pick who turned Trump down, Robert Harward boasted a stellar record of service as a Navy SEAL and retired vice admiral.
Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, soldier and scholar, quickly gained bipartisan support from well placed legislators that even Flynn was not able to muster upon his announcement as the first Trump national security advisor. His signature achievement – the Battle of 73 Easting showdown in Iraq – solidified his bona fides with people on both sides of the aisle who are looking for American victories overseas and a protected mainland population.
McMaster is able enough to remain on active duty while serving as Trump’s national security advisor, in line with the actions of previous advisors Colin Powell and Brent Scowcroft.
Unlike Flynn, who was marred on all sides because of a world view that bordered on conspiratorial, McMaster is a noted military scholar as well. His doctoral dissertation was so popular that it was ported into a book that was just as popular, “Dereliction of Duty.” The book, although it criticized previous senior presidential advisors, was a work that demanded to be taken seriously because of its incredible depth and precise knowledge of the Vietnam War effort.
McMaster’s ingenuity on the battlefield was a great deal of the reason that Gen. David Petraeus, the disgraced yet equally as competent battlefield scholar, was able to change the course of the second Iraq war.
Even staunchly liberal sites have very little material to move on when it comes to smearing the McMaster name. As a matter of fact, the best they could come up with is that McMaster is as headstrong as Trump, and that strength of character may cause trouble within the administration. Quotes such as the one below from Tamara Keith of NPR speak nothing but praise.
In speaking of McMaster’s “Dereliction of Duty” book, Tamara was quoted as saying, “In U.S. military circles that book is a classic, and it’s also a cautionary tale.” When there is no open target to attack, neutral statements basically concede political defeat in the media.
Another thing that liberals don’t seem to realize is that an argument between two intensely patriotic and capable men will only result in good things for the country. McMaster didn’t rise to the rank of three star general through insubordination. There is no such thing as a butting of heads when it comes to true military men. They speak their piece, and then they stand down and await orders from their superior officers.