Trump's Defense Secretary Pick Gen. 'Mad Dog' Mattis Has a Way With Words: Here Are 5 Incredible Quotes

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Marine Corps four-star general James Mattis arrives to address at the pre-trial hearing of Marine Corps Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich at Camp Pendleton, California March 22, 2010. Military judge Lt. Col. David Jones was to hear a defense motion to dismiss charges against Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich on grounds of undue command influence after Wuterich was charged in connection with the killings of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in November 2005. |

4. "I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f*** with me, I'll kill you all."

The retired general said this to Iraqi leaders following the invasion, according to Arms Forces Journal.

A strong critic of civilian casualities, he has also said, "If in order to kill the enemy you have to kill an innocent, don't take the shot. Don't create more enemies than you take out by some immoral act."

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