Is General Mattis the actual “wheel” or is he just one of many spokes? The military is designed that no matter what, it keeps on rolling. Not a single person is the wheel and not a single person controls the wheel.
From what I understand General Mattis was an outstanding Commander. With that being said, don’t buy into the hyperbole. Don’t buy into the nonsense that will ensue. Realize that this is a cover story.
This is designed to distract. Mattis is a nobody in the grand scheme. He is simply a part of the wheel. He is not the wheel and remember, the wheel stops for nobody.