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

Posted on May 4, 2009

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.

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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.

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

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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?

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By david dixit, May 5, 2009 at 3:39 am Link to this comment
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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 ?!

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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?

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