Thank God for this brilliant man. He truly is the General Patton of our day. We live in an age with international tension ticking our dooms day clock closer and closer to midnight. At this point I could care less whose President even if it was Daffey Duck, if it meant we'd have him as our Secretary of Defense. He truley is a General who advises the best possible solution in order to prevent all out war. The greatest Generals of all time are those that can prevent all out war and work towards peace even if it means having to engade in decisive battles.
Regardless of what you think of the events leading up to the strikes leading up to the U.S. missle strikes in Syria, this man had to develop a plan in extreme choppy waters. The U.S. was able to meet its moral obligation to detour the use of chemical weapons at the same time not exculating an all out war with Russia. That's a win/win in my book.
Even if you believe the chemical attacks were staged, it's still irrelevant when it's your job is to develop a military response that's already been decided whose responsible. I'm sure WWIII will happen sooner or later, but i'm grateful to this man whose work on making sure it's later rather than sooner.