All presidents deserve a team of advisers who reflect their priorities, as Mattis stated in his letter. A president also needs advisers who can tell him when they disagree.
The country needs a president who listens to those advisers and makes decisions after robust discussion and careful thought and whose mind can be changed by the weight of evidence.
The country expects a president to fully explain the reasons behind his actions, not by tweets or short videos on the White House lawn. The country deserves a president who cares about the truth.
I shall be publishing less regularly from now until after the New Year. Season's Greetings and Best Wishes to you all. --- Croz