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Gates Slams Biden in Memoir,
Reveals He Nearly Quit

Time, by Zeke J Miller

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Posted By:Honeybadger, 1/7/2014 4:40:23 PM

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has harsh words for Vice President Joe Biden’s foreign policy judgement in his soon-to-be-released memoir.According to the New York Times, which obtained an early copy of the memoir, Gates calls Biden “a man of integrity,” but questions his record. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” Gates writes, according to the Times. Gates, the only high-level holdover from the Bush administration to the President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, reveals he nearly quit his post in September 2009 while Obama reviewed his Afghanistan

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/7/2014 4:52:54 PM     (No. 9683411)

A principled man would have. Nuf said.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: terrywhite, 1/7/2014 5:18:53 PM     (No. 9683428)

Just read review in Washington Post, which says, "Gates writes about Obama with an ambivalence that he does not resolve, praising him as “a man of personal integrity” even as he faults his leadership." This tells me all I need to know! Whatever he claims in his book is worthless if he concludes Obama is a "man of personal integrity." Apparently Gates´ judgment isn´t too insightful.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/7/2014 5:26:00 PM     (No. 9683435)

You could substitute Biden`s name with Hillary`s and come to the same conclusions, except dropping the word `nearly`...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/7/2014 5:31:27 PM     (No. 9683438)

A man of integrity wouldn´t get within a thousand miles of the zippy administration much less be the number two man.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oldsfc, 1/7/2014 5:34:19 PM     (No. 9683443)

Beat me to it #4..

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rational, 1/7/2014 6:45:18 PM     (No. 9683502)

"Coming Out" now , when it doesn´t matter tells me his prime interest in serving our country is serving his pockets first.
Thanks for nothing, Jerk....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/7/2014 6:59:25 PM     (No. 9683513)

“I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades”

Nothing new here: like the Geico commerial--everybody knows that.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/9/2014 10:30:08 AM     (No. 9685723)

Biden is an amiable chucklehead. Scary that he´s a heartbeat away from the presidency.

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