Thankfully, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates didn’t choose to wait until after Bill Clinton’s wife’s second campaign for president to publicly blow the whistle on her unpatriotic duplicity on Iraq War policy. Guess he just couldn’t wait any longer to collect the rest of his advance for the completed manuscript from publisher Knopf for his soon-to-be-released, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War”.
Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and Watergate fame, reports:
Gates offers a catalogue of various meetings, based in part on notes that he and his aides made at the time, including an exchange between Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that he calls “remarkable.”
He writes: “Hillary told the president that her opposition to the  surge in Iraq had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary. . . . The president conceded vaguely that opposition to the Iraq surge had been political. To hear the two of them making these admissions, and in front of me, was as surprising as it was dismaying.”
Earlier in the book, he describes Hillary Clinton in the sort of glowing terms that might be used in a political endorsement. “I found her smart, idealistic but pragmatic, tough-minded, indefatigable, funny, a very valuable colleague, and a superb representative of the United States all over the world,” he wrote.
Let a Republican creature of the Beltway never fail to equivocate when passing judgment on the Democrat creatures they illogically fear:
- Hillary is “smart”? Upon taking office she declared Bashir Assad of Syria a “reformer” and re-established diplomatic relations with the WMD-terror state puppet of Iran.
- Hillary is “pragmatic”? What difference, at this point, does it make?
- Hillary is “tough-minded”? Yes, she did insist that Bill introduce Hillarycare. Point taken, Bob.
- Hillary is “indefatigable”? Yes, she never tires of lying about Travel-gate, Rose Law Firm records and Benghazi. Again, point taken, Robert.
- Hillary is “funny”? The Russian re-set was especially humorous after they parked their battleships off the coast of Syria to draw their red line. Ok Mr. Gates, you have some points.
- But Hillary as a “valuable” colleague and “superb representative of the United States all over the world”? How so? Maybe if one was the Godfather and needed a consigliere or needed to fill a seat in Davos to ensure liberal-Euro love while apologizing for America? Otherwise, we only hear crickets chirp when awaiting the answer to demands for a list of achievements of the former Secretary of State.
Again, thanks Bob for recognizing that to have waited until 2017 before cashing in with “Duty” would have greatly reduced expected profits; but no thanks for leaving our troops in enhanced-harms’ way while you silently let Hillary’s bosses get re-elected as you honed a manuscript.
The dereliction of duty buck doesn’t stop at Barack, Hillary and Joe Biden’s doors. Do I hear that Hillary-Gates-gate buck knocking at yours? I think so.
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson