Defense Secretary James Mattis has the mainstream media chasing their tails again as they engage in a collective panic over his promise that when it comes to ISIS, he plans to literally kill each and every one of them.

“We have already shifted from attrition tactics, where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We’re not going to allow them to do so. We’re going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate,” said Mattis last month, appearing on CBS’ ‘Face The Nation’.

“We have got to dry up their recruiting,” said Mattis. “We have got to dry up their fundraising. The way we intend to do it is to humiliate them, to divorce them from any nation giving them protection, and humiliating their message of hatred, of violence. Anyone who kills women and children is not devout. They … cannot dress themselves up in false religious garb and say that somehow this message has dignity.”

Mattis’ promise of “annihilation tactics” sent liberals into a tizzy.

Americans are supposedly becoming “increasingly reckless in their attacks,” left-wing journalist Rick Sterling wailed to the Russian government’s RT news network.

But where does it rank on the list of his greatest quotes?  We take a look at nine more of his best sayings.

#9: “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”

#8: “There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don’t think you do.”

– Speaking on a panel discussion, Feb. 1, 2005

#7: “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”

– Speaking to 200 Marines at Al Asad Airbase

#6:  “I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”

– Quoted in Business Insider

#5: “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. 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.”

– Speaking on a panel discussion, Feb. 1, 2005

#4: “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”

#3: “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.”

– Addressing Iraqi leaders, as quoted in Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (2006) by Thomas E. Ricks

#2: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

– One of Mattis’ rules for his Marines

#1: John Dickerson: “What keeps you awake at night?” Mad Dog Mattis: “Nothing. I keep other people awake at night.”

– From the May 28, 2017 “Face The Nation” interview

Which one is your favorite? Let us know!