Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’

By Bob Woodward

In a new memoir, former defense secretary Robert Gates unleashes harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war, writing that by early 2010 he had concluded the president “doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out.”

Leveling one of the more serious charges that a defense secretary could make against a commander in chief sending forces into combat, Gates asserts that Obama had more than doubts about the course he had charted in Afghanistan. The president was “skeptical if not outright convinced it would fail,” Gates writes in “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.”

Obama, after months of contentious discussion with Gates and other top advisers, deployed 30,000 more troops in a final push to stabilize Afghanistan before a phased withdrawal beginning in mid-2011. “I never doubted Obama’s support for the troops, only his support for their mission,” Gates writes.

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This is why I did!

Also her girl friends Opra and whoopie cushion.

Unfortunately, with his rules of engagement and other hand tying policies, I have reason to doubt his support for the troops.

obummer's handlers have their hands full with him, he is a complete idiot.

No leadership, no honesty, no integrity and it began when he made campaign promises he planned on following through. Obama is obviously being controlled by third parties. He tried to make us believe he would get us out of the two wars, close down Guantanamo and hold government accountable by transparency. He did none of this.

If Robert Gates is so smart how come he didn't know he was working for a fraud and usurper going by the name of barack hussein obama ? Or did he know and just didn't care as long as he got his government pay check .

Exactly what I have been told about Obama as well. Been proclaiming that on radio and tv for over a year. Glad that Gates is coming out with truth as well.

His "mission" is to kill as many patriotic, courageous American warriors as possible by means of his "Islamic rules of engagement". Don't fire on the Muslims before you are dead!  

I have a feeling our boys who are serving under Obamas men are going to follow the men they respect , like this gentleman !

The sack of shit! As an American, he should have brought this out in the beginning rather than to be so worried about his pension.

I will give Robert Gates the benefit of the doubt. Our troops and our nations interest were probably in safer hands with Gates there rather than another Obama appointee for that crucial stage of the war. But we need more of this kind of public revelation from those on the inside.

I say that we must let it be known that those who continue to participate now, only to write their book condemning this administration later, that they will be harshly criticized and themselves condemned.

Shouldn't this be enough for the military to seize power in Washington? I think so. Impeachment should be brought immediately. I believe Gates simply because he has placed his life in harms way and you wouldn't do that for a lie.




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CONFUSION:   Pelosi Says Constitution Spells Out ‘Two Co-Equal Branches’ Of Government

No Nancy. No.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must be taking night classes at the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Government.

Pelosi, the 79-year-old third-highest ranking official in the U.S. government, was speaking to the Center for American Progress today when she mistakenly said there are “two co-equal branches” of government, before correcting herself to say there are three.


“First of all, let me just say, we take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said.

“Democrats take that oath seriously, and we are committed to honoring our oath of office. I’m not sure that our Republican colleagues share that commitment, and I’m not sure that the president of the United States does, too,” she claimed.

“So, in light of the fact that the beauty of the Constitution is a system of checks and balances— two co-equal branches— three co-equal branches of government,” she corrected with a laugh.

“A check and balance on each other,” she continued. “Con— Constitution spells out the pri— pa, uh, the duties of Congress and one of them is oversight of the president of the United States, another one of them is to impeach the president of the United States,” Pelosi said.

In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied supporters on Facebook to pitch in and help Democrats take back “all three chambers of Congress.”

“…the Progressive movement works and it wins in all districts…If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress– three chambers of government…,” she said during the virtual appearance.

She clarified that she meant the “presidency, the Senate and the House.”

According to the Constitution, the three branches of government are the legislative, executive and judicial.

Below: Nancy Pelosi is continuing to promote the false narrative that President Trump is involved in a cover-up and therefore may be guilty of an impeachable offense. Millie Weaver joins Alex to break down the propaganda being used to overturn the democratic election of 2016 


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