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Brig. Gen. James Mattis carries his packs into the Kandahar International Airport, where he will set up operations after arriving here December 14, 2001. The U.S. Marines have taken control of the airfield and have the mission of making it ready to receive fixed wing aircraft. |

3. "Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling. You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

Mattis made these comments during a panel discussion in February 2005 in San Diego, California, according to CNN.

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