◼ Bob Gates Blasts Obama - Larry Johnson/No Quarter
Obama’s ability to push his lies on America is being repeatedly challenged. What do you folks think about Gates blowing the whistle on him? Should Gates have resigned when he realized he was serving a political hack?
◼ Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’ - Bob Woodward/Washington Post
It is rare for a former Cabinet member, let alone a defense secretary occupying a central position in the chain of command, to publish such an antagonistic portrait of a sitting president....
The sometimes bitter tone in Gates’s 594-page account contrasts sharply with the even-tempered image that he cultivated during his many years of government service, including stints at the CIA and National Security Council. That image endured through his nearly five years in the Pentagon’s top job, beginning in President George W. Bush’s second term and continuing after Obama asked him to remain in the post. In “Duty,” Gates describes his outwardly calm demeanor as a facade. Underneath, he writes, he was frequently “seething” and “running out of patience on multiple fronts.”
The book, published by Knopf, is scheduled for release Jan. 14. - Kindle, Hardcover, and Audiobook
◼ Former Senator Jon Kyl On The Revelations Found In Former SecDef Bob Gates’ Memoir, Duty - Hugh Hewitt
Bob Gates is a very principled man. And he’s a very civil person. He believes deeply in what’s good for the country. And it bothers such people to see the low brow, uncivil, political kinds of decision making that occur in Washington, especially at the very top. And I’m sure that finally got to him.
◼ KRAUTHAMMER: GATES BOOK REVELATIONS 'AN INDICTMENT' THAT RISES ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE OBAMA HAS DONE
... “He now has the lowest public approval of any war in modern history because it had no leadership. But I think this is a shocking revelation. I assumed that he didn't believe in this war from his own actions. But here's from somebody sitting with the president three months in. And I do think this is an indictment of the president that rises above everything else he's done in his presidency.”
◼ Book review: ‘Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War’ by Robert M. Gates - Greg Jaffe/Washington Post
◼ BRIT HUME: GATES REVELATIONS ‘DAMNING CRITICISM’ FOR OBAMA