Hmmm... Do ya s'pose Gates and the Pentagon are trying to do an end run on Obama's Afghanistan policy review...?
kinda sounds like gates might just be offering his government career up as a whole burnt offering by essentially saying that, regardless of what his boss decides, he's already decided the troops stay in afghanistan... am i reading this correctly...?
Defense Secretary Robert Gates blamed the Taliban's revival on a past failure to deploy enough troops to Afghanistan and said U.S. forces would not withdraw whatever the result of President Barack Obama's strategy review.
"We are not leaving Afghanistan. This discussion is about next steps forward and the president has some momentous decisions to make," Gates said in a TV program taped at George Washington University on Monday and being aired by CNN on Tuesday.
oh, yeah, "the president has some momentous decisions to make," all right, but, in the meanwhile, lemme tell ya what they're gonna be... listen up, barack, m'boy... Submit To Propeller