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PBSs Woodruff Lectures Gates, Asks Him If Hes Worried About Hurting Troop Morale
NewsBusters.org ^ | January 16, 2014 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 01/16/2014 12:00:29 PM PST by Kaslin

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been facing criticism and scorn from some media members for having the audacity to mildly criticize President Obama and some administration officials while Obama is still in office. On Tuesday, Gates appeared on the PBS NewsHour to face another round of questioning about his newly released memoir.

Midway through the interview, anchor Judy Woodruff suggested that the former defense secretary could lower morale among troops on the ground overseas:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: gates; woodruff
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1 posted on 01/16/2014 12:00:29 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Shouldn’t she have addressed him as “Comrade Gates”?


3 posted on 01/16/2014 12:03:27 PM PST by albie (ve`)
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4 posted on 01/16/2014 12:04:00 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kaslin
Didn't the man who is currently the Secretary of State accuse our troops of murdering and raping and acting like terrorists just a few years ago? From his seat in the United States Senate? That's after doing so repeatedly when he was a young man.

Was Judy Woodruff concerned about the effect those words had on the morale of the troops back then? I can't remember.

5 posted on 01/16/2014 12:04:02 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Kaslin

“”You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” —John Kerry

“American soldiers [are] going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the ñ of ñ the historical customs, religious customs.” —John Kerry in 2005”

No, that hurts American morale.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 12:04:17 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: Kaslin

SHE cares about troop morale... who knew!?


7 posted on 01/16/2014 12:05:52 PM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
There is just no sense at all in repeating the obvious hypocrisy of these people. Utterly disgusting. Protect the (D)Emperor, at all costs.

Like these people give two craps about "troop morale". How about asking Ambassador Stevens about his morale?

Oh,....
8 posted on 01/16/2014 12:08:39 PM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Kaslin

too late ! Their C&C has already seriously affected troops morale . Gates is merely explaining WHY they are already so non plussed with Obama . Only the most career oriented sycophants seem to have a good feeling towards him .


9 posted on 01/16/2014 12:08:55 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Kaslin

Miserable no good communist ****.

I hope there is a special place in Hell reserved for traitorous American media scum.

Hey Judy, any chance you thought to ask Harry Reid about troop morale when he said the war was lost? Didn’t think so.

Go to Hell Judy Woodruff.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 12:09:07 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Exactly


11 posted on 01/16/2014 12:11:33 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: F15Eagle
BalloonGate?

I forgot about that one. Info? Link? Thanks.

12 posted on 01/16/2014 12:12:38 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: brownsfan
Got something here for Comrade Judy:


13 posted on 01/16/2014 12:13:29 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Kaslin

Just took a peek into the PBS NewsHour telecasts archive from 2003 when ol’ Bush was in Washington and you’d think troop morale was a concept that only Neanderthals were concerned with. John “Silky Pony” Edwards discussing troop deployments as if he knew anything whatever about the military and everybody sitting like schoolgirls in an adoration circle around him lest a single droplet of divine wisdom fail to be captured and recorded is the stuff of both laughter and nightmares.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 12:15:00 PM PST by februus
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To: Kaslin

Oh yeah, stealing money from them and their families doesn’t affect morale.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 12:17:39 PM PST by stanne
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Well, Judy, it would be hard for me to lower the regard in which the troops already hold the current administration and thus lower their morale by stating publicly what has been for some time generally acknowledged within the military. If anything, a public airing of the disaster that this administration has been in international and military affairs may relieve somewhat the military’s dismay and frustration — that the general public is unaware of their plight.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 12:20:13 PM PST by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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To: Kaslin

Don’t talk to hostile media. They will only twist your words and ambush you.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 12:23:18 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard
Why do I have to help pay her salary ?
18 posted on 01/16/2014 12:28:17 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Kaslin
Judy, didn't you worry that the MSM keeping a daily body count on the screen during the Bush administration might hurt troop morale?

-PJ

20 posted on 01/16/2014 12:35:03 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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