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Gates wants to retire in 2011
CNN ^ | August 16, 2010 10:43 a.m. EDT | Chris Lawrence and Ed Henry

Posted on 08/16/2010 8:11:12 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

Washington (CNN) -- Defense Robert Gates is expected to leave his post in the spring of 2011, a senior administration source told CNN on Monday.

A Pentagon spokesman confirmed that Gates wants to retire some time next year. Gates was quoted in an article in the magazine Foreign Policy published Monday saying he wanted to step down before the end of 2011.

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In addition, the senior official said, Gates does not want a potentially difficult confirmation battle for his successor to take place in the presidential election year of 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bobgates; gates; robertgates; secdef

1 posted on 08/16/2010 8:11:13 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I smell a book deal.


2 posted on 08/16/2010 8:12:25 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Pan_Yan

Maybe Van Jones can be appointed?


3 posted on 08/16/2010 8:12:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Pan_Yan

Another official leaving the disaster that is Zero.


4 posted on 08/16/2010 8:13:33 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Surprise...


5 posted on 08/16/2010 8:14:32 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Excellent — now we can a globalist/socialist hack at Defense. That will show our enemies that we’re good guys, and there’s nothing really special about the United States of America.


6 posted on 08/16/2010 8:15:10 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I remember Ron Dellums wanted the SecDef job back during the dark years of Clinton. His chance is coming again! Dellums would be a perfect fit in this regime.


7 posted on 08/16/2010 8:15:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Pan_Yan

I would say “why not leave sooner, jerk” but I’m worried what sort of Cindy Sheehan fan Obama might appoint in his place.


8 posted on 08/16/2010 8:21:15 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Artemis Webb

Bingo!

Hope it’s a Richard Clarke/Scott McClellan-style shiv in the kidneys for Emperor Zero and his merry band.


9 posted on 08/16/2010 8:24:33 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Pan_Yan

He’s had a pretty tough time. He has a very tough mission fighting two prolonged wars and modernizing the military and he hasn’t had the support or resources from Congress to do the job correctly.


10 posted on 08/16/2010 8:32:25 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Pan_Yan

Gates is the adult in the room in the Obama cabinet. I shudder to think who might take his place. Keep an eye on John effin Kerry. I’ve always thought he would go for that position once Gates retired.

I wish Secretary Gates well. He’s donr us a service by staying on as long as he has.


11 posted on 08/16/2010 8:33:00 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Artemis Webb

I hope to hell he isn’t this generation’s version of Eisenhower put forward to keep this generations Robert Taft (Sarah Palin) from getting the GOP nomination.


12 posted on 08/16/2010 8:37:29 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Pan_Yan

No-one is going to want that job in 2011, i year from a presidential election especially when Obama is on shaky ground.

Certainly no-one from the house or senate will give up their seniority.


13 posted on 08/16/2010 8:41:59 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Pan_Yan

Probably another shocked Democrat supporter that thought this would be a ‘moderate’ Democrat Presidency...


14 posted on 08/16/2010 8:46:37 AM PDT by Son House (The Bush Tax Cuts Produced Better Results Than All The Democrat's Stimulus Bills Combined.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Sorry, I have no respect for anyone who hung around this long in the Criminal-in-Chief's administration.

How many of us could work in assistance to the Islamo/Fascist in the Oval Office?

However, I could slightly revise or extend my remarks if Gates has the guts to spill the beans on some of Obama's betrayals of the military during his tenure. Or if Obama was constantly countermanding or dismissing Gate's proposals or ideas which could further the goal of victory.

However, I'm not holding my breath on Mr. Peepers Gates uttering a peep if he flies the Obamination coop.

Leni

15 posted on 08/16/2010 8:48:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Bill O'R - 10/20/09 "BHO is not a Marxist"....8/5/10 "Classroom nutrition should be legislated")
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To: Pan_Yan

good riddance ya POS


16 posted on 08/16/2010 8:51:03 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Waiting around for that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell rescind??


17 posted on 08/16/2010 9:22:16 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: Pan_Yan

Why not today? He is worthless.


18 posted on 08/16/2010 9:37:19 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: Pan_Yan

My bet is riding on Grahamnesty. He couldn’t get elected here in SC again ... the Tea Party is “on” to him. That’s why he sucks up to Obama ... he wants Gates’ job.


19 posted on 08/16/2010 10:38:41 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Pan_Yan

If he had any dignity, he would not have served Hussein.


20 posted on 08/16/2010 11:14:07 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Artemis Webb

If he ever wants to tell what he knows he can sell a lot of books :)
He was the fly on the wall for 7 Presidents
http://www.bigbureaucracy.com/?p=1576


21 posted on 08/16/2010 11:29:42 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy
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