Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit
Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit | Reuters
"I have always believed that what brings us together is stronger than what pulls us apart," Obama said in a statement after the meeting in a garden outside the Oval Office.
Crowley said it was a private and frank discussion, adding he and Gates have different perspectives.
"I think what you had today was two gentlemen who agreed to disagree on a particular issue," Crowley told reporters. "I don't think that we spent too much time dwelling on the past. We spent a lot of time discussing the future."
Asked about the president's contribution to the meeting, Crowley said: "He provided the beer."
So, In conclusion, Gates is still a race baiter, Obama got his photo op, and the media can spin this as a great success.... Reading between the lines though, nothing came out of this meeting, It sounded like it was tense, and that stubborn heads prevailed...
Yes mr. president, We learned a lot from this.