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Gates Was ‘Hoping the Question Would Never Be Popped’

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Posted on Dec 2, 2008
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Fresh off his official introduction as the current and future secretary of defense, Robert Gates took questions at the Pentagon on Monday about his party affiliation, President-elect Barack Obama and his outlook on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Asked why he seemed to change his mind about joining Obama’s team, Gates gave a surprising and candid answer about his own brand of “strategic deterrence” in the months leading up to the election.

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By Rosemary Molloy, December 4, 2008 at 6:27 am Link to this comment
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I hate and despise these stupid, set-up “news videos,” with the calm, judicious principal lying in his teeth and barely concealing his feeling of patrician disdain.  And those “reporters,” with their respectful deference and softball questions—well, I guess they figure it’s better than slinging hamburgers in McDonald’s, though maybe not quite so prestigious.  When are they going to ask, “About how many children do you think you’re slaughered, Mr. Secretary?”

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By dsmith, December 2, 2008 at 3:28 pm Link to this comment
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You can tell by his laconic manner, this is not a man who is losing sleep over the two wars we find ourselves involved in.

Hell no he didn’t want! He can see that there is no way to “WIN” in either war. There are still over 50 to 60 Iraqis being killed everyday and innocent Afgans being bombed (In fairness our government does offer to compensate Afgans $300 for every wife, mother, father or child they kill by accident).

There are still 5 to 6 Amercian soldiers dying every week, which the Bush/Cheney/Gates people see as a positive sign. I suspect the loved ones of those five or six soldiers are not so nonchalant about their deaths.

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