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To: The Sons of Liberty
Gates is one of the worst SECDEFs ever to hold the position.

He certainly wasn't any better as DCI back in the day. Count me among those who scratched their heads when he was appointed to succeed Rumsfeld.

9 posted on 11/19/2010 11:21:07 PM PST by squidly
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To: squidly
From my perspective, Gates seems a little too eager to please his master - 0bama, regardless of the impact to the welfare of The Country.

I suspect Gates was chosen by Bush because after Rumsfeld's alienation of the left, Bush was eager for a candidate that was palatable to the left so he could get an easy confirmation. This is somewhat confirmed by the fact that Gates was the only one from Bush's administration 0bama asked to stay on.

10 posted on 11/20/2010 7:55:11 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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