Skip to comments.NBC's Lauer Grills Bob Gates on 'Dangerous or Dishonorable' Criticism of Obama
Posted on 01/13/2014 11:09:51 AM PST by Whenifhow
During a live interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer suggested that criticism of President Obama in Gates's new memoir was endangering American troops overseas: "As this criticism is leveled by you in the book of the commander-in-chief, the acting commander-in-chief, at a time when some 40,000 U.S. troops are in harm's way, do you think that by calling him into question at this stage it is either dangerous or dishonorable?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
After Gates rejected the notion, Lauer insisted: "But you don't think it undermines his credibility with the troops he is commander-in-chief of right now?" At the top of the show, Lauer teased the interview: "Robert Gates on his new memoir and his criticism of President Obama. Is it fair with U.S. troops still in harm's way?"
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Well no Dem ever criticized Bush when he was CIC, right....
Haha. Is Lauer claiming he didn’t bash George Bush during the Iraq war?
Whatever happened to that leftist “dissent is the highest form of patriotism” crap?
Full video interview on this page (6:50)
Robert Gates: My memoir has been ‘hijacked’ by politics
I get all “tingly” when Matt gets tough /sarc
And I hear the shrill echo of Hillary on this very subject...
“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic.”
Did he add "because we NEVER criticized Bush during the time troops were in the field"...
I hope he did because I could use a good laugh
Obama sure didn't need any help from Gates to accomplish that mission.
ask Marines who have met their C&C recently what they think of him
Matt Lauer is a slimey POS slub. After we successfully toppled Sadam and the locals started looting, the rats immediately started criticizing and undermining President Bush. We never recovered from that.
Yeah, what difference does it make, anyway?
THE SUMMER OF 2014:
Today is the last watershed day for America, because it is the last chance for the US Supreme Court to exercise a Constitutional Check and Balance on the current rogue, tyrannical and oppressive Federal Administration.
Chief Justice John Traitor Roberts will probably again refuse to abide with the clear Constitutional Law, and again rewrite the US Constitution to his own liking, in similar manner to what Roberts did with the Constitutionality of the Obamacare Case when he un-Constutionally converted a legal fine into an illegal tax.
Today the US Supreme Court takes up the issue of whether or not an Administration can act without Congressional Approval on matters relating to personnel appointments.
The topic of bypassing the House on approving the spending of taxpayers dollars by the Administration will not be considered today, except tangentially, as the appointed personnel will be paid with taxpayer dollars, which would be a bypassing of the Constitutional Control of the Purse by the US House of Representatives.
We taxpayers view this as a clear cut case where we have Taxation Without Representation because our Representatives have not been part of the decision-making process.
Examples of a few Imperial matters of record include the following:
* Senator Reids Democrats recent voting to turn the US Congress into the US Parliament,
* Boehners refusal to appoint House Special Prosecutors for each of the Five Obama Administration Scandals,
* Obamas four years of Imperial actions, and
* the recent history, ( Traitor Roberts Obamacare decision), of the US Supreme Courts proven reluctance to provide their Constitutional duty of a Check and Balance on the other two Branches of the US Federal Government.
With the usual US Supreme Court private straw vote today that always follows the 30 minute Official Hearing before the Court, Americas future fate will be sealed, and later proclaimed between now and the Summer of 2014.
Either way that the NINE SUPREMES rule on this case, The Summer of 2014 will prove to be the Summer that decided whether or not our Founding Fathers fought King George the Third of England in vain - - - .
THE SUMMER OF 2014.
Yes Matt, I agree that Øbozo’s actions have been both dangerous AND dishonorable.
Neck brace? Gates strain his neck from trying to watch his back?
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Elections, What Difference Do They Make?
I'm pretty sure that Supreme Generalissimo Obongo has never had any "credibility" with the troops...
Any guesses or bets on how long till Gates commits “Arkencyide”.....
In third world dictatorships you DON’T criticize the top guy.
Now that 0 has made the USA a third world dictatorship, you don’t dare criticize him.