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Extra: "A gutsy call" Robert Gates is a Hypocrite.
CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 5/15/11 | Katie Couric

Posted on 01/07/2014 3:46:42 PM PST by vrwc54

From the 60 Minutes interview:

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tells Katie Couric that the mission was one of the most courageous decisions he's ever seen a president make. He calls it a "gutsy call."
This 2 minute video is disgusting in its sycophancy. I've never forgiven Gates.

There was no bigger Obama suck-up than Gates. Now he is an Obama critic? Give me a break.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; douglaselute; joebiden; katiecouric; robertgates; thomasdonilon

1 posted on 01/07/2014 3:46:42 PM PST by vrwc54
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To: vrwc54

Just wait, the knives will come out on the MSM
about what a scum Gates is because he was a Bush
hold over.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 3:48:47 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

And here we see perky Katie C. sticking in the
first blade. Et Tu Katie?


3 posted on 01/07/2014 3:49:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

He is a scum, imho.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 3:50:41 PM PST by vrwc54
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To: vrwc54

If it was no gutsy, why is it that they never showed us the video or OBL’s body?

It is all rather fishy.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 3:51:37 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: vrwc54

What does the book say about Bush?


6 posted on 01/07/2014 3:51:44 PM PST by oldbrowser
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To: vrwc54

Some Gates swing both ways.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 3:53:02 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: tet68

This is getting bigger by the second..


8 posted on 01/07/2014 3:53:04 PM PST by txhurl
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To: vrwc54

I don’t think that much of him myself,
It’s just what rats do. Maybe Hillery
will name him to her cabinet?


9 posted on 01/07/2014 3:53:38 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

> Just wait, the knives will come out on the MSM
about what a scum Gates is because he was a Bush
hold over.

Its already started. Biden just knifed Gates on a ABC news report I saw on TV. Said he hasn’t made a good decision in decades; may have been 4 decades


10 posted on 01/07/2014 3:54:26 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: vrwc54

I have no respect for anyone who hung on into O’s administration. Mueller is a perfect example and now Gates is proving to be not much better. They’re all in it for themselves not the country.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 3:54:30 PM PST by surrey
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To: oldbrowser

I don’t know what he said about Bush if anything. The book hasn’t come out yet. Just the WaPo story on it.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 3:55:43 PM PST by vrwc54
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To: vrwc54

Bret Baeir has been headlining this for hours.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 3:57:47 PM PST by txhurl
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To: vrwc54
the mission was one of the most courageous decisions he's ever seen a president make.
As compared to Truman's decision to drop the bomb, Øbama's decision was absolutely nothing.
Besides, Øbama has NO courage ... he's a pinko-commie, racist coward.
14 posted on 01/07/2014 3:58:27 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: vrwc54

He’s talking about Valerie Jarrett, right?


15 posted on 01/07/2014 4:06:31 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: vrwc54

Remember, most commie libs and Obama supporters either can’t read or are too stupid to understand what they are reading so they don’t bother buying books to read. They just wait for the movie to come out. So, which book would make an author more money? A book supporting and praising the Kenyan or one ripping into the Kenyan? It’s not rocket science figuring that one out if you want to make some money writing a book.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 4:12:37 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: oh8eleven

Sounds like it was GATES’s decision, so Gates gave Obama KUDOS for going slong with Gates’ plan. I DETEST GATES< MUELLER and the rest of the so called Pubbies that covered for Obama.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 4:12:37 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: vrwc54

What would have been gutsy is immediately upon learning where OBL was, you declare war on Pakistan for sheltering him, and then proceed to bomb them into oblivion and destroy their nukes, kill all of their scientists. Now that would have been gutsy.

Waiting over six months until somebody else literally forces your hand to act, and even then having Panetta make the call for you, is not what I call “gutsy”.


18 posted on 01/07/2014 4:13:22 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: vrwc54
Bush, Clinton, Bush, & Obama, same liberalism just different names. Obama is where he is today thanks to those three previous POTUS before him. Oh and a special thank you too the Traitor Idiots GOP in congress and blind loyal supporters who said no new Executive Branch Powers was too much for da great W.
19 posted on 01/07/2014 4:13:45 PM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: tet68

Ya. Like she and the rest of the MSM were there all along. Watching out for the folks.


20 posted on 01/07/2014 4:15:06 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Ann Archy
Sounds like it was GATES’s decision
My first reaction is to say no it was Øbama's, but in case the mission failed, Øbama would have needed plausible deniability and would have claimed he hadn't made the decision.
So you're probably right.
21 posted on 01/07/2014 4:22:48 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

One might make a similar comment about his former boss....


22 posted on 01/07/2014 4:30:37 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: vrwc54

Isn’t it good news when the stooges start to squeal on the boss?


23 posted on 01/07/2014 4:32:00 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: jsanders2001

I think Biden would have used his shotgun!!

(insert animated Biden shotgun gif)


24 posted on 01/07/2014 4:32:24 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They’re most likely waiting for Jay-Z or Beyonce to give them “an expert opinion”.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 4:34:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

It took no guts at all for Gates to push for open homosexuals in the military. The media loved him for that.


26 posted on 01/07/2014 4:35:19 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

I have some serious doubts about men who work for such an agenda.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 4:37:08 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Dogbert41

Gutsy? The biggest decision Obama made during the Osama raid was which card to play.


28 posted on 01/07/2014 4:39:19 PM PST by AU72
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To: vrwc54

A day (7 years) late, and a dollar (54 Billion spent) short.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 4:53:11 PM PST by lee martell
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To: vrwc54

I never liked Gates, I loved Rumsfeld!

I have to agree, Gates is certainly a hypocrite, where was he when we needed him?

Hey the publishers demand something like this in order to get the book deal.


30 posted on 01/07/2014 4:53:36 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: vrwc54

This 2 minute video is disgusting in its sycophancy. I’ve never forgiven Gates.

There was no bigger Obama suck-up than Gates. Now he is an Obama critic? Give me a break.

&&&
Katie Couric said this?


31 posted on 01/07/2014 5:26:25 PM 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: Bigg Red

Katie? No, I wrote that.


32 posted on 01/07/2014 5:33:59 PM PST by vrwc54
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To: vrwc54

The way you posted it makes it seem as if you are quoting Couric. Don’t you think your opinion should have been in your first comment post instead?


33 posted on 01/07/2014 5:42:18 PM 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: Bigg Red

Yeah


34 posted on 01/07/2014 5:47:30 PM PST by vrwc54
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

How many entendres entendred there?


35 posted on 01/07/2014 6:38:03 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

I’m only suggesting that Gates is politically flexible. He seems like a somewhat decent guy that stayed on longer than he should, and had to play the part of loyal Obama supporter longer than he wanted to.


36 posted on 01/07/2014 7:53:31 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: F15Eagle

Robert Gates took the king’s silver and then bit the hand that fed him.


37 posted on 01/08/2014 4:31:52 PM PST by heye2monn
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