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Robert Gates is a bad man

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He is a advocate of homophobia, is stalling on closing Guantanamo and giving excuses in place of results.

Gates blames everyone but himself. Gates fires reality-oriented officers. Gates is a warmonger, that is how he got his present job.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday that many Europeans are confused about NATO’s security mission in Afghanistan, and that they do not support the alliance effort because they opposed the American-led invasion of Iraq.

Gates is incapable of budget planning.

Gates has a history of politicizing intelligence, and sabotaging Democratic presidents.

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Submitted by vastleft on

His catapulting Bush's flimsy Iran propaganda:

http://www.correntewire.com/content/chan...

But don't worry about Gates being a bad man. Doris Kearns Goodwin has a new book out called "A Team of Evils," which shows the benefits of including bad people in your Cabinet.

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Submitted by dupager on

I am really amused by the "team of rivals" meme... just this week i've heard it on ALL the news programs, NPR gushes with it, and of course Air America mentions it .. oh about every 60 minutes in between lice commercials and anti aging cream ads. (And it's only Wednesday!)

i am sure Doris is preening in her hopey limelight at the geniusness of her own pre-cognitive book.

Because ex post facto (or ipso facto I never get those correct) any book about Abraham Lincoln, by far our greatest president so far (wink wink) is, in fact, a book either in praise of or anticipating the emergence of and the implicit genius of BO the only president elect EVAH to be confronted by crises all around in what appears to be a 360 degree area.

All that Lincoln did, he did so that BO can be compared more favorably to him.

at least it looks that way to me.

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Submitted by amberglow on

-- http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/200...

" ... the first time a Pentagon chief has been carried over from a president of a different party,” reports The Times. “Mr. Obama was expected to appoint Gen. James L. Jones, a retired Marine commandant and NATO supreme commander, as his national security adviser.”

The conservative pundit Max Boot, writing at Commentary, is pleased as punch at Obama’s foreign-policy team:

The only outright leftist in the bunch is Susan Rice, and she is being shunted aside to a post where the premium is on rhetoric, not action. She will presumably be called upon to explain and defend policies formulated by the senior national security team which includes two men who are not Democrats — Gates and Jones — and one woman who is on the rightward side of the Democratic Partywhen it comes to national security issues ..."

(and most of what you write of Gates covers Obama as well, DCB)