Hey America Gates nearly quit so we should run out and buy his book to see why he turned his back on the country! That said Glenn Beck ripped Gates for not resigning saying what most Americans are feeling. These guys in DC care only for themselves and will standby watching the country burn rather than do what is right resign and expose the corruption.
Enough information in the book is going to be publicized by the media so why buy it folks?! People like Gates sit on information to make a buck again while the nation burns, so I think it’s time to send a message to people like him that no you won’t get rich over the nations demise! The WSJ did a nice piece that should satisfy those who would normally buy the book looking for the…
Top 10 Revelations From Robert Gatesâ€™s Memoir
By Dion Nissenbaum | WSJ
1. Contempt for Congress
Mr. Gates expresses open disdain for Congress and the way lawmakers treated him when he testified at hearings. â€œI saw most of Congress as uncivil, incompetent at fulfilling their basic constitutional responsibilities (such as timely appropriations), micromanagerial, parochial, hypocritical, egotistical, thin-skinned and prone to put self (and re-election) before country.â€ Mr. Gates said he fantasized about storming out of hearings and quitting. â€œThere is no son of a bitch in the world who can talk to me like that,â€ he writes of his fantasy.
2. Contempt for Vice President Biden
Mr. Gates expresses particular dissatisfaction with Vice President Joe Biden. He describes Mr. Biden as a â€œman of integrityâ€ who â€œhas been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.â€ Specifically, Mr. Gates said he opposed Mr. Bidenâ€™s proposed limited strategy in Afghanistan to focus on counter-terrorism: â€œWhac-A-Mole hits on Taliban leaders werenâ€™t a long term strategy,â€ he writes.
3. Suspicion of White House Control
Mr. Gates described the White House and its national security team as too controlling and says that he found himself at odds with Mr. Obamaâ€™s inner circle. At one meeting in the Oval Office in 2011, Mr. Gates said he considered resigning because of the White House micromanagement and strategy. â€œI never confronted Obama directly over what I (as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-CIA Director Leon Panetta and others) saw as his determination that the White House tightly control every aspect of national security policy and even operations,â€ Mr. Gates writes. â€œHis White House was by far the most centralized and controlling in national security of any I had seen since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger ruled the roostâ€ in the 1970s.
4. Friction with the National Security Staff
In particular, Mr. Gates said he was incensed by the National Security Staff and their controlling nature. â€œMuch of my conflicts with the Obama administration during the first two years werenâ€™t over policy initiatives from the White House but rather the NSSâ€™s micromanagement and operational meddling,â€ he writes. â€œFor an NSS staff member to call a four-star combatant commander or field commander would have been unthinkable when I worked at the White House â€“ and probably cause for dismissal. It became routine under Obama.â€
5. White House vs. Pentagon
â€œThe controlling nature of the Obama White House, and its determination to take credit for every good thing that happened while giving none to the career folks in the trenches who had actually done the work, offended Secretary Clinton as much as it did me,â€ Mr Gates writes. In one meeting, Mr. Gates says that he challenged Mr. Biden and Thomas Donilon, then Mr. Obamaâ€™s deputy …more