WASHINGTON — President Bush’s nomination of Robert Gates to be secretary of defense and other recent administration moves have raised concerns and even open disdain among some members of the “neo-conservative” wing of the Republican Party, the president’s most ardent war supporters.
Ha… He hasn’t been fighting the war since the so called “Shock and Snore”.
The neo-cons say installing Gates, a career CIA analyst who served as the agency’s director for two years under President George H.W. Bush, takes the administration one step closer toward repudiation of the once hailed “Bush Doctrine.”
No Gates is daddies boy who is tainted with the Iran Contra garbage. Ohh look George W. Bush can’t hack it.
Gate’s is also the type to negotiate with the people who want to kill us all.
Gaffney and Timmerman both say that Gates and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, members of the congressionally commissioned Iraq Study Group, represent the “old guard” and the status quo of the past. The ISG is poised to release a package of recommendations to Congress for U.S. actions in Iraq
Three Words ” Cut And Run”
They add that Gates and Baker are pushing for more open dialogue with Bush’s declared enemies, Iran and Syria, in order to clear the way out of Iraq. For neo-conservatives — defined by their support for democratizing the Middle East through military intervention and regime change —this is akin to waving the white flag or donning a bull’s eye.
I can’t say I disagree with that. (Well the white flag waving being do by Bush that is.)
Gates is closely linked to the so-called “realist” clique of former officials that includes Baker, President George H.W. Bush’s National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft and President Carter’s National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. All three former officials have publicly aired reservations about invading Iraq and the ensuing war.
So does anyone else see a problem with this.? How about They are the reason we are fighting this war on terror now!
Dam I just can’t do the rest without blowing a gasket. go read the rest your self.
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