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Our Contemptible Commander in Chief
Commentary, by Peter Wehner

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Posted By:Drive, 1/9/2014 12:12:35 PM

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward wrote a front-page story that includes excerpts from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s new book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War. According to Woodward, Gates “unleashes harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war… It is rare for a former Cabinet member, let alone a defense secretary occupying a central position in the chain of command, to publish such an antagonistic portrait of a sitting president.” But one begins to understand what underlies Secretary Gates’s judgment after learning about his thoughts during a meeting he attended. “As I sat there,” Gates

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 1/9/2014 12:17:54 PM     (No. 9685901)

The title alone says it all!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/9/2014 12:23:18 PM     (No. 9685906)

I like Gates, but this is naive, or even worse a cheap attempt to sell some books. It´s no secret what Obama has always thought about the US and US military, and he isn´t one who really believes in firing guns at enemies of the USA. Gates had to know all this BEFORE he offered to stay on and serve the Obama regime. So now he´s shocked, shocked, by Obama´s attitude? Really now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/9/2014 12:23:41 PM     (No. 9685907)

This is why everyone needs to vote in every election. No matter the choices, there is always a better candidate and that candidate is the one who will protect America and her troops. No matter what the politics are, the integrity and character of the candidate matters deeply and we need to make the best choice for our troops. They do not have the luxury to serve who they want to serve; they need us to send the best that we can.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/9/2014 12:39:23 PM     (No. 9685935)

Right, #3. I cannot imagine not voting. It is a privilege and if it isn´t exercised, there is a risk of losing it. This isn´t the time to be persnickety about our candidates. Pick the best ones we can, support our favorites and whomever gets into the general for our side, vote for them.

There is no alternative.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hazymac, 1/9/2014 1:13:15 PM     (No. 9685990)

FTA: Barack Obama acted in a way that was selfish, cynical, and contemptible. He sent young men and women to die for a war he was utterly ambivalent about and which he had no interest in winning.

This character is an intellectual and moral pygmy with no more business exercising political power than his communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who would have been immediately arrested if the USA and the USSR had engaged in hostilities. Everything Obama does is wrong and quite deliberate. I hope to live long enough for most Americans to realize what a skunk Obama is.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 1/9/2014 1:53:31 PM     (No. 9686038)

First, one must concede that Obama has character and moral fiber. This potus has neither....what other way could he have acted?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/9/2014 1:57:46 PM     (No. 9686045)

Obama has been playing the part of an anti-war left wing liberal Democrat ever since he arrived on the national scene. You do not have to sit in his cabinet meetings to figure that out, all you have to do is watch what he does, his bias toward Islam, and the results of his incompetent policies as we are now observing throughout the Middle East.

Obama is the most radical left wing President who has ever been elected in the lifetimes of most living Americans, and that only happened because of America´s sordid racial history. No white man with Obama´s unaccomplished personal and professional history could ever be elected President.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lavalette, 1/9/2014 5:22:06 PM     (No. 9686232)

I electing this man president of the United States, twice, the American people have shown how little regard they have for the members of the armed services.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 1/10/2014 12:56:27 AM     (No. 9686520)

Obama isn´t contemptible, he´s beneath contempt, far far beneath contempt.

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