February 2017 President’s Message – Values and New Energy in US

Jim Carter

Dear Fellow Republicans,

I received this from a friend I grew up with in Toledo. Our families shared the same values. We have always stayed in touch.
When you read this it will reinforce what a Obama, Clinton and Kerry did to weaken our country. Also, it shows what real leadership can accomplish in a very short period of time. Keep the faith.
Jim Carter

The Message:

Most of you know that our son, Luke, works in a leadership position within US Special Operations, specializing in counter-terrorism, at the Pentagon. I spoke with him last night to get his view of how the first week of the Trump administration was perceived there. It was a short conversation but very informative.

The difference he said is nothing short of amazing. It is almost as though you can feel it in the air, in the pace of people strides, in the expressions on their faces. But beyond that, the change in process has been immediate. Within 48 hours several action orders that had been languishing for up to six months between State, NSC, and the White House, were approved and executed. Over the last 8 years ( Luke has been there for about 15 years) and particularly, the last 3 to 4, the atmosphere has been stifling. Every little thing had to be vetted by dozens of 30-year old State Department lawyers ( with no military experience) before it even got up the chain, effectively neutering the senior officers and reducing effectiveness to near zero. This past week, Luke took something to General Dunford, our Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and within minutes it was approved by the Sec Def, General Mattis ( both Marines, by the way) and green-lighted.
There is new energy flowing through the whole building. There is a new sense of purpose, a new resolve that is palpable. A cloud has been lifted.

Say what you will about our new president, and there certainly is a lot ( pro and con) that could be and is being said, the folks at the pentagon are walking with a new skip in their step.
Thought you might like to hear about this.

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