Great American Robert Gates spills his guts on the Obama administration in his latest book. The book is called ‘Duty’, perhaps because it leaves a lot of that on the White House rugs. Some highlights:
- Obama takes credit for every success
- Biden has never been right about foreign policy
- Obama is uncomfortable with wars
- Obama doesn’t trust the military
- Biden hates the military
Gates is a solid Republican who often remarked glowingly about the Obama administration when he was in office. What changed?
Ike told America to guard against the growing power of the military-industrial complex, which has grown exponentially since Ike said that. A president who is wary of the military might be a very good thing.
What we have learned from the previous administration is that a president that uses the military at the drop of a hat can be a very bad thing, indeed. Seems like there should be a certain distance between defense and administration.