by: the Common Constitutionalist
The political universe is all a twitter over the former secretary of defense, Robert Gates’s new book, “Duty”.
Bret Baier of Fox news described the book as a, “scathing criticism of president Obama”, questioning “the president’s leadership and commitment to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars…”
Evidently there are several revelations in the Gates book. One, he recounts as a private meeting between he, Hillary Clinton and Obama, where “Hillary told the president that her opposition to the 2007 surge in Iraq was purely political…” He continued saying, “the president conceded vaguely that his opposition to the Iraq surge had been political”.
Gates wrote, “To hear the two of them making the admissions, and in front of me, was a surprising as it was dismaying.”
Charles Krauthammer then explained that Obama doesn’t believe in the war, yet sends 30,000 more troops into battle and then immediately announces withdrawal plans. He hates Hamid Karzai, didn’t believe in General Petraeus and thinks the war isn’t his. Krauthammer then asks, “How could a commander-in-chief, in good conscience, do that?” read more