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Towering Obama Arrogance and Superbia Confirmed in Robert Gates' New Tell-All Book...
Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 01/08/2014 3:12:29 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

"I may be the secretary of defense, but I am also an American citizen
and there is no son-of-a-bitch in the world who can talk to me like that."


Turns out that (genuinely bipartisan) former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates -the only high level official to stay-on from the Bush to Obama administrations, and who worked in some capacity for every US president since Richard Nixon- 'almost quit' in a 2009 Afghanistan strategy meeting, after being treated like crap by a President who he felt had zero grasp of "the uncertainties and unpredictability of war.' "

This -among other things- was revealed in Gates' new 600-page memoir
'DUTY- Memoirs of a Secretary at War', an advance copy of which has been obtained by the NY Times... this is gonna hurt Hillary and Biden, too-


Gates on Obama: 
On Biden: 
On Congress: 
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TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; book; douglaselute; gates; joebiden; katiecouric; memoir; obama; robertgates; robertgatesbook; thomasdonilon; waronterror

1 posted on 01/08/2014 3:12:29 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

***ping***


2 posted on 01/08/2014 3:13:10 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

What a bastard this arrogant twit is. People who voted for him should be deported.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 3:15:23 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Reaganite Republican

I’m waiting to see what books come out after Obama is out of office ...


4 posted on 01/08/2014 3:19:33 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: txrefugee

My frustration with 2x Obama voters knows no bounds...


5 posted on 01/08/2014 3:19:37 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: ClearCase_guy

Been thinking about that for some time now


6 posted on 01/08/2014 3:21:01 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: ClearCase_guy

I suspect there will be worse, when he eventually leaves, hopefully in 2017.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 3:21:30 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Reaganite Republican

Tell us something we don’t already know, Gates. Selling a book.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 3:21:50 AM PST by Edgar3 (Libnorance is a mental disease, and it's getting Progressively worse!)
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To: castlegreyskull

Rush said yesterday that if he does leave in 2017, he intends to live in DC. He is doing that so he can keep his eye on any changes to this system he has installed. I cannot wait, sarcasm, till this POS is on the evening news on NBC everynight with his arrogant voice blasting from the TV and then across all the other channels which will carry his commentary.


9 posted on 01/08/2014 3:28:07 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Edgar3

O and Hillary came right out and admitted they opposed the Iraq surge in 2007 for political reasons?

I’ll take anything I can get to stop Hillary 2016- thx Mr Gates


10 posted on 01/08/2014 3:36:01 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Hopefully, this is the first of many books that will reveal the workings of the muslim in the WH.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 3:40:56 AM PST by abclily
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To: Reaganite Republican; All
I haven't read the book yet..I just ordered it, but from what I've read, I have one question for Gates, and I wonder if he addresses it in the book:

WHY DIDN'T YOU RESIGN?

12 posted on 01/08/2014 3:43:00 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I hope Gates is ready, because Obama is about to let loose the dogs of war on him..


13 posted on 01/08/2014 3:45:26 AM PST by mware
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To: Reaganite Republican

Hillary would sell Chelsea into slavery if she thought it would enhance her chances of being nominated for the presidency.


14 posted on 01/08/2014 3:51:51 AM PST by monocle
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To: Reaganite Republican

Arrogance and Superbia...wow, that’s almost as good as Cable TV’s “Variety and Choice.”


15 posted on 01/08/2014 3:54:01 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: ken5050

Just a guess, but Gates didn’t resign because he felt his responsibility to the Country and thought he it best to work from within.
It was a gutsy move to publish this book with O still in office. Leads me to believe that the situation was worse than what he wrote.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 4:03:37 AM PST by ozdragon
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To: ClearCase_guy

100 pages and a box of crayons, suitable for framing.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 4:05:32 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: ozdragon

The next few weeks he will be on the TV shows defending Obama-count on it.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 4:24:34 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Gates is not one of my heroes. However, if he wants to throw some mud at the Democrats, that’s fine with me. Biden the plagiarist is a “man of integrity”? I guess you’re not a liar if you don’t understand what you are saying. Well, another reason I don’t like Gates.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 4:25:03 AM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I also bristled at what's become of congressional hearings, where rude, insulting, belittling, bullying and all too often highly personal attacks on witnesses by members of Congress violated nearly every norm of civil behavior. Members postured and acted as judge, jury and executioner...

Barbara Boxer expressing outrage at being called "ma'am" comes readily to mind.

God bless this man for speaking out.

20 posted on 01/08/2014 4:33:53 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Edgar3

There is a great difference between thinking a thing and saying it; and between saying a thing and writing it down. When I was in business negotiations, the scariest thing that could happen to a bully was when someone took the time to write down their opinion of the bully’s behavior, even if tactfully, and to explain why it was not productive for the bottom line. You never saw people change course so rapidly, even if initially to punish the messenger. The keyboard remains mightier than the sword.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 4:37:34 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: ozdragon; ken5050
Just a guess, but Gates didn’t resign because he felt his responsibility to the Country and thought he it best to work from within. It was a gutsy move to publish this book with O still in office. Leads me to believe that the situation was worse than what he wrote.

Agreed.

22 posted on 01/08/2014 4:39:22 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: ozdragon; ken5050

Your response to Ken is a likely possibility, OzD

And your observation re. ‘far worse’... I definitely DON’T get the feeling Gates is doing it now for $, like somebody suggested earlier in this thread... it IS gutsy to do it now, and imho there is some other reason than $ he felt a sense of urgency to speak about this vile regime


23 posted on 01/08/2014 4:59:43 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Will Obama leave office? I think not. If he changes laws why not just stay in power/ The MSM would hail this move to 3rd world dictaorship as a bold step. Only until he turns on them.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 4:59:52 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: txrefugee

Well stated. I totally agree.


25 posted on 01/08/2014 5:12:07 AM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: castlegreyskull

To: ClearCase_guy

“I suspect there will be worse, when he eventually leaves, hopefully in 2017.”.......

Why not today? We all know sooner is better than later and the sooner he is “gone”, certainly things will improve albeit a bit later.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 5:43:22 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: ClearCase_guy
" I’m waiting to see what books come out after Obama is out of office ... "

As the Secret Service dude (I forget his name) running for congress said, "It's worse than people think."

(I tend to buy some of the speculation about drugs and uh... certain personal proclivities.)

It just might be a moot point though. By January 2017 it may be too late, and we'll still have chickenhsit Republicans posing as the nearest thing to an opposition party.

27 posted on 01/08/2014 6:06:21 AM PST by OKSooner ("Like, cosmic, man.")
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To: Reaganite Republican

My frustration with 2x Obama voters knows no bounds...

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My frustration with the voter fraud that allowed that second election knows no bounds. I do not believe he actually had the votes.


28 posted on 01/08/2014 6:25:54 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Albion Wilde; ozdragon; ken5050

Would it not have been gutsier before Obamao’s 2nd coronation? How many lives among servicemen might have been spared if Obamao had not been crowned once again?


29 posted on 01/08/2014 6:31:54 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Gates was an ass while SecDef, and apparently an idiot. He was shocked to find out what people in fly-over country knew all along.

Odd, isn’t it. I retired the month before Obama was elected, yet I could have ‘revealed’ all the stuff that Gates was shocked to learn. What does that say about Gates?


30 posted on 01/08/2014 6:47:29 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: txrefugee
"People who voted for him should be deported."

Dare I suggest that we turn Kenya into a 21sr Century Liberia?

31 posted on 01/08/2014 8:02:34 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: Reaganite Republican; ozdragon
Gates was SecDef. His primary responsibility is to the troops under his command. Heck..that's the first thing they teach you at Quantico, and at any of the service academies or OCS. Gates makes the compelling case that Obama didn't give a shit, that he was sacrificing the lives and limbs of our troops for political expediency. Sorry, but you can't continue to stay in office if you believe that's happening. You resign, go public with the reasons you did, and hopefully force a change in policy. But the Puzzle Palace has become so politically attuned under Obama that not ONE senior officer has chosen to resign. It shows they're more concerned with protecting their own rice bowls than the troops they command.

The absolute worst Sec Def post WW II was Robert Strange McNamara. I loathe and detest that man. It took him 50 years to write a book in which he confesses that some of his policies and strategies in Vietnam weren't the best possible ( at a cost of 50,000+ US lives) It only took Gates 2 years to do the same..

32 posted on 01/08/2014 8:11:41 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Bigg Red
Would it not have been gutsier before Obamao’s 2nd coronation? How many lives among servicemen might have been spared if Obamao had not been crowned once again?

Six hundred pages. My guess is that he struggled mightily with the anger and rage he felt at the betrayal of our forces, with his long service involving loyalty to the highest reaches of the governments he served and the military tradition of loyalty to the CIC, with his disbelief that so brazen and heartless a display of unconstitutionality and cynicism could really have happened. He says as much about his astonishment at the purely political manipulation of the war that Obama and Hillary admitted in front of his face.

He must be on his knees and trembling, especially with every revelation about the Holder DOinJ, the IRS and NSA scandals and the thrown-to-the-wolves fate of four patriots in Benghazi, all while this lengthy book was in the stages of editing and publication. He has probably had to seek legal counsel at many points along the way.

I didn't always agree with Gates: far from it. But God bless and keep him now. At last, someone has dared to smash the fragile amphora of Political Correctness and call it like he sees it. Better late than never.

33 posted on 01/08/2014 1:10:24 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: All
GATES was highly critical of VP Joe Biden- accusing him
of "poisoning the well" for military leadership....and
of being "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and
national security issue over the past four decades"

"Obama loved it when I did this to him. That's how I got the VP nod."

34 posted on 01/08/2014 3:07:26 PM PST by Liz
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