The book was ready to hit the streets before the election and Gates held it.You have no criticism of him for coming out with this book and disclosing his feelings while Obama is still in the White House?
We're pulling out. Remember? Besides, I doubt Gates' book will make the enemy hate us more.What about the potential risk to troops there.
Because of those little things called, loyalty, duty and honor.And why wasn't Gates singing while this was going on, when something might have been done about it?
He knew he wasn't going to hold Syria to any deadline and because of that he should have never made the threat.
A punk talks a buncha bull**** and is afraid to back it up.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Then again we have had a lot of sullied moments/times there.
Obama stumbled into the correct course of non-action (what could we do, we did try to arm the FSA, but - diversion problems at minimum)
As the saying goes, even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ