But that’s why we’re in, as Mattis
says, "a mess." And it’s easy to see why Mattis
, even if he had some desire to be president
, wouldn’t want to be the one stuck trying to clean it up. especially as Mak noted that Mattis
himself has shown no interest in the presidency. But it’s also discouraging that Mattis
, who sees the problems so clearly, wants nothing to do with being the person tasked with fixing them.It’s as if Hercules looked at the Augean Stables and said, “Nope.