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.
A general amnesty should be announced. Those on the inside who come forward now and reveal the abuses of this administration will suffer no harm. Those who continue down the path of Constitutional abuse will eventually be judged and sentenced. This offer must have an expiration date.
I think he is still torn ! It may have been a struggle for him to tell what he did ! But I wager he knows much more !
Oh yeah, he supports our troops. That's one of the reasons they're cutting veteran's benefits like pensions and VA, and you know full well Obozo is in on the scam with the Senate Democrats including keeping bennies for the illegals. That shows exactly where they place the military in their order of priorities.