General who said it was 'fun to shoot people' takes over US Central Command

A senior US general once criticised for saying it was "fun to shoot some people" has been picked to take over US Central Command, leading the military command running the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://bit.ly/9nTg9u



'It's Fun to Shoot Some People'

By Ed O'Keefe & Al Jazeera

James Mattis, a lieutenant general, told a crowd in San Diego that it was "fun to shoot some people" and said that some Afghans deserved to die.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25916.htm



James Mattis: 'It's fun to shoot some people'

President Obama's pick to lead military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and the Middle East is an experienced ground combat commander, but also earned a stern rebuke in 2005 for controversial comments about combat operations. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, then a lieutenant general, told a crowd in San Diego that it was "fun to shoot some people" and said that some Afghans deserved to die.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/james_mattis_its_fun_to_shoot.html


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