Top Leaderboard, Site wide
November 26, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!


A Soldier Among Chickenhawks




Joan of Arc


Truthdig Bazaar
How To Be Black

How To Be Black

By Baratunde Thurston
$24.99

more items

 
A/V Booth

Gates: ‘Everybody Knows We Still Have the Big Stick’

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on May 4, 2009
Gates
youtube.com

Having moved from the Bush administration to Obama’s camp, Defense Secretary Robert Gates takes stock of the White House’s new occupant on Sunday’s episode of “Fareed Zakaria GPS”  and defends Obama’s recent diplomatic outreach during his international debut: “I have not seen it as an apology tour,” says Gates.

“Fareed Zakaria GPS” via YouTube:

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By ardee, May 6, 2009 at 5:15 am Link to this comment

Ahh yes, more from the man who almost singlehandedly corrupted CIA intelligence gathering to reflect the political requirements of his bosses. Truth from Mr. Gates, not bloody likely!

His retention was a definite warning sign of an Obama administration careening off course.

Report this

By Michael K., May 6, 2009 at 5:04 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Sure, we still have the big stick.  Too bad for Gates and the other silly little boys running U.S. foreign policy (which includes the war-making) that they haven’t the faintest clue how to use it.

Report this
tropicgirl's avatar

By tropicgirl, May 5, 2009 at 10:29 am Link to this comment

Mr. Gates, you stinking babykiller, why don’t you take that big stick, that we PAID FOR, and shove it as far as you possibly can, up your a hole?

Report this

By david dixit, May 5, 2009 at 3:39 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Yes Mr Gates, we know you still have a big stick. But, Mr Gates, do you know what we would like you to do with it ?!

Report this

By C Quil, May 4, 2009 at 11:41 am Link to this comment

Oh, Mr. Gates, please don’t do the “waving my big stick around” routine. Did anyone ever doubt it was all about phallowars, my rocket is bigger than your rocket, my drone can stay up longer than your drone, my bang is louder than your bang?

Do you have to go out and prove it?

Report this
 
Monsters of Our Own Creation? Get tickets for this Truthdig discussion of America's role in the Middle East.
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.

Like Truthdig on Facebook